No privatisation: keep the Powerhouse petition

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Dear Premier,

I am writing to strongly protest against the sale of the Powerhouse building in Ultimo to property developers. This building is an integral part of Sydney’s unique landscape and should be kept for the public to enjoy.

The Powerhouse Museum is an important part of the city’s cultural life, and to see the building converted into apartments and taken away from the community is a disaster for all Australians.

Nationally significant buildings should be kept in public hands to ensure their preservation and long-term public use, rather than sold off to the highest bidder.

Yours sincerely,

 

 

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  • signed 2017-06-28 11:23:33 +1000
    Helen McWilliam
  • signed 2017-06-24 17:49:46 +1000
  • signed 2016-04-30 15:34:30 +1000
  • signed 2016-04-29 10:40:53 +1000
  • signed 2016-02-23 09:54:29 +1100
    The Powerhouse is a uniquely beautiful building brilliantly adapted to display the MAAS Collection.

    It is inconceivable & financially irresponsible to consider moving the collection to another site and scrapping the historic structure.

    Build a new building in Western Sydney to display more of the magnificent MAAS collection.
  • signed 2016-02-22 12:01:30 +1100
    The Power House Museum is a NSW cultural institution. All NSW people need it accessible in central Sydney with its centrally focused transport systems. Sydney is the entry point for the majority of Australian international visitors and the PHM should be highly visible to them with its focus on Australia’s achievements and developments in innovative design, technology and science, past, currently and for the future.
  • signed via 2016-02-22 07:14:36 +1100
    this oaf is vadlaisin everything – he is the state version of Abbott to the libs and should have the same fate
  • signed 2016-02-22 05:05:17 +1100
    No real global City would Ever consider uprooting a magnificent purpose built museum, with well over a century of continuous, ongoing connection to institutions in it’s vicinity & history!! Like Many who lived in outer NW Sydney I always enjoyed travelling into the city to the major cultural institutions; THE CITY IS EASY FOR EVERYONE ALL OVER THE METROPOLITAN, REGIONAL & INTERSTATE AREAS TO GET TO; PARRAMATTA MOST DEFINITELY IS NOT!!! However I would support an annexe of the Museum be built in Sydney’s West as in many overseas countries, although they are usually in another city, not within the metropolitan area. The proposal to sell off such a site & building for development smacks of corruption & sheer greed!!! I suggest looking to the enormous success of The Powerhouse for many years; before the fashion for ‘dumbing down’, took hold, & I note internationally that trend is being reversed… With much success!
  • signed via 2016-02-21 17:31:26 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-21 10:41:45 +1100
    The much welcomed and attractive new access of the recently opened Goods Line from Central station to the Power House, China Town, new Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre (for local, interstate and overseas visitors), escalation of hotel accomodation in Darling Harbour, the UTS, and the opening of Barrangaroo will now surely attract thousands of visitors to the existing Power House Museum.

    It is critical that we keep the story of this historic hub of old Sydney for future generations in its present location.

    There should be a new Museum built in Parramatta to reflect its past and present history and for the many new generations in that area to proudly build together.
  • signed via 2016-02-20 22:05:23 +1100
    The powerhouse Museum building is a Sydney icon. Developers have no concern for the city, the environment or people. It is about the developer and how much money they can make. We need sympathetic improvements not holistic money grabbing.
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  • signed 2016-02-20 21:33:32 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-20 18:18:42 +1100
    I am a proud Foundation Member and supporter of the Powerhouse Museum.

    The is Museum has its roots in the precinct in which it is currently located’ ie. that of the old ‘Sydney Tech’ and that is what makes it very special to Sydney

    Are we to loose what little we have left of our short cultural heritage.?

    The day the Powerhouse moves is the day I will no longer support or be a member!!!
  • signed 2016-02-20 16:57:02 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-20 14:41:22 +1100
    The Powerhouse Museum is a significant part of Sydney’s cultural heritage. I enjoy visiting it when in Sydney but would be unlikely to travel to Parramatta. Many tourists would also give it a miss if it is so inconveniently located.
  • signed via 2016-02-20 10:12:35 +1100
    Save the Powerhouse from money grabbing developers. Powerhouse is monumental and belongs to the citizens of Sydney. The cost of relocation is enormous. Parramatta needs a museum as well as the Powerhouse @ Ultimo. Mr Baird listen to the citizens!
  • signed 2016-02-20 09:50:53 +1100
  • signed via 2016-02-20 09:34:29 +1100
    Stop selling our state and country.
  • signed via 2016-02-20 08:06:42 +1100
    hate developers.the second lowest form of life after religious leaders.at least developers do not hide their naked lust for mammon.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-20 07:56:27 +1100
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  • signed 2016-02-20 07:55:24 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-20 07:35:57 +1100
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  • signed 2016-02-20 04:18:22 +1100
    These thieves that called "government " must be stopped.
  • signed 2016-02-20 03:03:59 +1100
    Although I live in the USA I have used the Powerhouse for internet and online research into Kingsford Smith and P. G. Taylor. They have been extremely helpful over the years.

    I can’t believe such a marvelous museum and archive facility would be closed and destroyed simply for apartments.
  • signed 2016-02-20 02:10:35 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-20 01:48:33 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-19 21:05:08 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-19 19:41:17 +1100
    Govt acting like the Taliban pulling down heritage buildings