One of the highlights of our last visit to Sydney was visiting the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo, just on the outskirts of the city. While it is now a terrific museum, it was once a place where electricity was generated and directed to Sydney's tram system and bridges that needed to rise or rotate. It is a very historic building. Premier Baird has announced that the Powerhouse Museum will be moved to Parramatta, an outer suburb a long way from the city. Not sure that we would have bothered to visit the museum if it was in Parramatta. We once went to Parramatta, but I am not sure why beyond the pleasant cruise up the river.
Powerhouse Museum is very popular and it is hard to understand why NSW Premier Baird would move it away from the city. Baird also wants to bring culture to the western area of Sydney. Why? I am not sure that they will appreciate it. What will happen to the building? Guess. Knocked down and apartments built on the site. Read more about it here. Note, the museum director said last October that it was vital that the museum stayed close to Sydney's CBD. Now it seems she has been 'convinced' that the move to Parramatta is a good idea. Thirty pieces of silver? Powerhouse being located in a river side building in Parramatta with untold wealth available to it?
The payback to developers who donate to political parties just goes on and on and it is a disgrace. This may be a case of quacking ducks not being ducks, but there are for sure as hell some rats involved.