Investing in Western Sydney’s arts and culture

Published: 31 Jul 2017

The NSW Government has secured the site for the relocated Powerhouse Museum on Parramatta’s riverfront and is partnering with the council to redevelop the Riverside Theatre.

The government’s agreement with the City of Parramatta includes:

  • the NSW Government buying the site for the new Powerhouse Museum
  • the City of Parramatta committing $40 million to fund and grow arts and culture in the community over the next 20 years
  • a partnership to redevelop the Riverside Theatre.

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said that a redeveloped Riverside Theatre would attract the very best shows in Australia.

“We are working closely with the community and the City of Parramatta to make sure Parramatta has the world class arts facilities and the $40 million fund will help to unleash Parramatta as a cultural powerhouse in the centre of metropolitan Sydney,” Mr Harwin said.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the relocated Powerhouse Museum in Parramatta would be the anchor for arts and culture for the region.

“The new Powerhouse in Parramatta will be bigger and better than anything this state has seen and will be a drawcard for domestic and international visitors,” Ms Berejiklian said.

The NSW Government will retain an arts and cultural presence at the current Ultimo site following the relocation of the Powerhouse Museum to Parramatta.

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