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NSW government backs down on Powerhouse move

The NSW government has backflipped on a plan to move the Powerhouse Museum to the western suburbs.

The Parramatta site will instead be used as a second Powerhouse location, after five years of insistence from the government that it will replace the current Ultimo site.

Acting Sport Minister Geoff Lee told Ben Fordham it remains a good outcome for western Sydney.

“We listen to, a lot of times, the noisy minority,” he admitted.

“The reality is that people in western Sydney want and deserve a major cultural institution.”

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Powerhouse Museum former deputy director Jennifer Sanders told Ben it’s a welcome move.

“It was impossible from the very beginning.

“It’s wonderful that the Premier and her government listened to the people, it is, after all, the people’s museum.”

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