The elation was short and sweet …
PLEASE SHARE TO START THE CONVERSATION …
THE NSW UPPER HOUSE will continue with its Inquiry into the Berejiklian Government proposed move for the POWERHOUSE MUSEUM from Ultimo despite the alleged ‘Backflip’ …
BECAUSE there are unanswered questions … for starters …
WAS this announcement a ‘craven political fix’ due to Berejiklian’s support for Don Harwin?
WHY was $46M spent on consultants yet not one job was created?
WILL this government ensure that the Powerhouse’s collection of very large exhibits including Locomotive No. 1 and others from the steam age will remain within the Ultimo Powerhouse?
WILL this government grant the ample funding necessary for renewal of this Powerhouse?
A CAAN COMMENTATOR RAISES FURTHER ISSUES …
This LNP Government have taught us that we should pay attention to the details in their crafted statements!
Remember they said that Parramatta deserved a ‘museum’ because it is the geographical centre of Sydney.
-with the largest growing population
Recently this government changed tack … that Parramatta deserved a ‘cultural’ venue.
Regardless of the heinous proposal for the loss of Our Parramatta Heritage through the demolition of ‘Willow Grove’ and the ‘St George Terraces’ for a ‘Yet to be proven cultural venue’
WHY isn’t the Berejiklian Government operating to ensure Public-focused priorities?
- Back to the “win” for Ultimo, just carefully consider the following:
“…the Australian newspaper says:
‘Despite years of defending the project as worthy of public spending, Ms Berejiklian will announce on Saturday that the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences will remain at its current site in inner-city Ultimo while a new “state of the art facility will be planned for western Sydney.”
“… WHILE …”
Folks, Ultimo is NOT SAVED. It’s a stay of execution.
Sorry, but this CABAL won’t give up!
This has been a game of chess.
Watch out for their moves in Lands and Planning.
WILL they be breaking up the Ultimo site so that they can sell it off BIT BY BIT?
This will happen AS the “cultural” venue is being built!
We CANNOT STOP fighting until we see the ink dry on the page!!!
From the “Consultation” held last Thursday night by The Project Team
PHONE: 1800 679 121
The question WAS asked about the possibility of changes to the design in order to save Willow Grove and St George’s Terraces.
Infrastructure NSW responded and stated that there was some flexibility in the design in the lower floors of open space but NOT in the design in order to save our Heritage buildings.
CULTURAL SPACE IS NOT THE SAME AS HERITAGE SPACE!!!
Listen to his EVASIVE responses
He used the word “right now”!
Community Activists DID NOT FACTOR IN the LNP Government backdown!
The Discovery Centre will be open to the Public but NOT as a museum.
Powerhouse Museum CEO Lisa Havilah has said that the main role will be for staging and coordinating exhibitions.
Politicians are elected to make decisions – irrespective of ADVICE from the PUBLIC SERVICE
After watching their press conference, perhaps this announcement is being made to distract the Public from wondering why Don Harwin is back ?
How can the $1000.00 fine be withdrawn? ... What would you call that?
A FURTHER QUESTION ARISES …
Who are the members of the Cabal?