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Parramatta’s New Cultural Precinct

July 31, 2017

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced today that the City of Parramatta Council and the NSW Government have signed a Heads of Agreement (or contract) for Council’s Riverbank site and to create a new cultural precinct on the Parramatta River.

The precinct will include the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), an enlarged and enhanced Riverside Theatres and a new pedestrian bridge across the River. All of which will be underpinned by $40 million to deliver Council’s 2017-2021 Cultural Plan. $100 million will be invested to enlarge and enhance the Riverside Theatres.

Under the Agreement, the NSW Government will build a new world class, flagship Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse) by the Parramatta River. The new Museum will be built on Riverbank and is anticipated to open in 2022.

For further details about the museum and cultural precinct visit the City of Parramatta website here.