23 December, 2022
NSW Government response to Final Report of Select Committee on the Government’s Management of the Powerhouse and other museums and cultural projects in NSW, 2022
On 23 December, the Select Committee wrote to contributors to the Inquiry, saying:
‘I refer to the report of the NSW Legislative Council’s Select Committee on the Government’s management of the Powerhouse Museum and other museums and cultural projects in New South Wales. Please find attached a copy of the government’s response to the report, which was received on 21 December 2022. Once again, thank you for your contribution to the inquiry.
Select Committee on the Government’s management of the Powerhouse Museum and other museums and cultural projects in New South Wales
Upper House Committees | Legislative Council
Parliament of New South Wales
A: Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
For the Government’s response to the Report, read here:
Government response – Powerhouse museum and other museums and cultural projects in NSW – received 21 December 2022
After an Introduction, the Response lists the nine recommendations made, and the government’s response to them.
The points covered include issues regarding the new Parramatta project and the destruction of Willow Grove; the developments at the storage site at Castle Hill and risks associated with moving objects from the collection; and the ‘renewal’ of the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo, including the demolition of buildings, unknown future of the Harwood building and future role of the Museum there; lack of access to business cases.
Public opinion is proving to be very critical of government responses to this very thorough Inquiry.
For details of the Select Committee’s inquiry, hearings and report, Read here.