Fleet Street Heritage Precinct a better option for proposed Parramatta Powerhouse
Michael is joined by Kylie Winkworth, museum and heritage consultant, who says the proposed Parramatta Powerhouse should be moved to a more suitable location to better embrace the city’s culture while protecting heritage sites – the 1870s-era Willow Grove villa and St George’s Terrace, built in 1881 – which are currently destined for demolition.
Ms Winkworth says building a museum in the Fleet Street Heritage Precinct at North Parramatta could tap into “deep community pride of place” by celebrating local culture and history.
“If the new museum was in the Fleet Street precinct, there is (also) an opportunity to propose adding the 1818 Greenway Female Factory to the World Heritage List of serial convict sites,” she says.
Ms Winkworth adds that a World Heritage listing would prove a boost for international tourism.
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