The MAAS Project

Topic: Planning

Building on past consultation, there will be a range of opportunities across Western Sydney and Sydney’s CBD over the coming months to provide input into the vision for the New Museum at Parramatta and the future for the Ultimo site.

What's this about?

The NSW Government is working with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) to build a truly iconic museum in Western Sydney.

To deliver the best possible museum, a business case has been established to ensure all options are investigated, tested and analysed.

The business case has been expanded to include an arts and cultural space in Ultimo that considers keeping some MAAS presence at the current Powerhouse Museum site.

Community consultation is an important element of the business case and we invite you to be part of the conversation. 

Stakeholders will be consulted from across education, culture, industry, government and community.

Have your say

Phase two consultation will commence soon and you can have your say in the following ways:

  • chatting to us at pop-ups in shopping precincts and cultural centres
  • outreach and deliberative forums
  • online survey
  • stakeholder briefings.

Feedback from the consultation will be considered in the development of the extended business case. To keep up to date with all our consultation activities, subscribe.

Completed consultation

The MAAS Project team has engaged the community in phase one through:

  • an online survey
  • postcard and info sheets about the project handed out at pop-up stalls
  • meeting with key community groups and stakeholders
  • brochures translated into four key languages: Chinese (simplified script), Arabic, Vietnamese and Hindi and copies placed on the project website
  • emails sent to people who have registered for project updates and key stakeholders
  • two public meetings were held, one in Parramatta and the other at the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo. Summaries of these meetings can be downloaded from the project website

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Topic: Planning