WINNING POWERHOUSE MUSEUM DESIGN WELCOMED

City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer has welcomed the winning design for the new Powerhouse Precinct saying Council remains committed to working with the State Government as the project progresses.

By, copcadmin 03/03/20

Approved Architect's rendering of the new Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences will look like. Illustrated is a multistory stilt-style design illuminated at night while an audience takes in a cultural light performance

Moreau Kusunoki and Genton’s design for the new Powerhouse Museum

The State Government today announced it has selected architectural team Moreau Kusunoki and Genton’s design for the new Powerhouse Museum.

“The Powerhouse Precinct is an important project, not just for the City of Parramatta, but for the whole state,” Cr Dwyer said.

“Cultural infrastructure funding in Western Sydney has historically lagged behind other parts of Sydney, and this museum will transform our City for generations to come.

“The Powerhouse Museum will be a major tourist drawcard, further boost our City’s growing economy, and revitalise our arts and culture precinct.

“It will also be a key piece in connecting Council’s Civic Link and River Strategy, ensuring a seamless connection between the City and the river.”

Cr Dwyer said balancing the City’s revitalisation with its unique heritage remains an important priority for Council.

“Our community feels very strongly about Parramatta’s rich history and Council will continue to work with the State Government to explore opportunities for the design to incorporate our important heritage assets Willow Grove and St George’s Terrace,” Cr Dwyer said.