Published April 7, 2016 - Lawrence Gibbons, AltNews Editor
Speaking to a joint meeting of inner city and suburban activists following a tour of the North Parramatta grounds, Greens MP Jamie Parker said the plans for both the Powerhouse and Parramatta were nothing more than real estate deals. “These proposals are about the developer driven privatisation of public land and have nothing to do with any positive cultural or community outcome.”
"The sale of the Powerhouse building and proposed relocation of the museum continues to generate an extraordinarily negative and passionate response from the community."
The Save the Powerhouse community group based at Ultimo is heading west to meet with other action groups taking the State Government to task with grassroots campaigns.
Spokeswoman Patricia Johnson said the campaign focus remained on keeping the Powerhouse in Ultimo, while supporting fair arts funding for western Sydney to build a new, world-class cultural facility chosen by the community.
Ms Johnson said many people in western Sydney shared the view that the Powerhouse should stay in Ultimo.