Don't Destroy Our Heritage

Don't Destroy Our Heritage

Latest News:  The State Government wants to tear down the much loved state heritage listed 1870s Victorian Italianate villa, Willow Grove and the seven St Georges Terraces on Phillip Street, Parramatta.

Originally a private villa, and later a maternity hospital called Estella, more recently Willow Grove was purchased by the City of Parramatta Council as part of plans for an open foreshore reserve and entertainment precinct.

However, subsequently and while Council was under forced administration, plans were progressed by the Administrator with the state government to relocate the Powerhouse Museum to one of Parramatta's most flood prone sites. 

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Latest News:  The State Government wants to tear down the much loved state heritage listed 1870s Victorian Italianate villa, Willow Grove and the seven St Georges Terraces on Phillip Street, Parramatta.

Originally a private villa, and later a maternity hospital called Estella, more recently Willow Grove was purchased by the City of Parramatta Council as part of plans for an open foreshore reserve and entertainment precinct.

However, subsequently and while Council was under forced administration, plans were progressed by the Administrator with the state government to relocate the Powerhouse Museum to one of Parramatta's most flood prone sites. 

More recently the business case was finally revealed.  The State Government are purchasing the David Jones carpark and Phillip Street properties owned by Parramatta Council. Buried deep down in the business case was the demolition of heritage listed Willow Grove and St Georges Terraces to allow the footprint to whack two 50+ storey towers of units and offices that will set on top of the yet to be defined museum and planterium.

Enough is enough! Join us in calling on the Premier to stop the madness and from pushing ahead with the flawed business case for the Powerhouse Museum relocation. 

Rather than build the Powerhouse Museum on a floodplain under a 250m high skyscraper towers with limited space, and demolish some of Parramatta's most treasured buildings, there are far more suitable locations, such as the 26 ha Fleet Street Heritage Precinct in North Parramatta.  This could become a world class Arts & Cultural Precinct for Western Sydney celebrating the region's unique heritage and diversity and thereby saving Willow Grove and St Georges Terraces while retaining the Powerhouse Museum at Ultimo. In short, a win for everyone.

Send a message to the Premier now.  Simply sign the template to the right, and then send.  A copy of your message will also go to the Lord Mayor of Parramatta and Opposition Leader. 

This petition has been organised by North Parramatta Residents Action Group with the help of supporters across Sydney. 

 

 

 

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