Support the Green Ban on Parramatta heritage sites

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Leigh Howlett
3 weeks ago
Too much of Parramatta's heritage has been trashed to satisfy Property Developers. In May 2020 the Gladys Berejiklian LNP NSW Government unnecessarily demolished the Royal Oak Hotel in Church St Parramatta; one of Australia's most historic hotels. It was built around 1830 by a man named John Tunks, whose father was a First Fleeter called William Tunks, who had served as a marine in the American War of Independence and then onboard HMS Sirius; flagship of the First Fleet. Having walked past the site of the trashed hotel recently, I do not believe that it was necessary to demolish it to put the Light Rail through the street. Likewise, it is not necessary to demolish Willow Grove or Campbell Terrace to build their ugly modern building on the floodplain near where Church Street crosses the Parramatta River. I think that it is an inappropriate site for a museum. I do not think that if you started with the intention of finding the best site in Parramatta to install and/or build a museum supplementary to the Powerhouse Museum that you would choose that site. The Mayor of Parramatta has claimed in the past that the new museum would generate 3,000 jobs. On 9 JUN 2020 I sent him an email asking where he got those figures from. I mentioned that PHM Annual Report 2018/2019 showed that in that FY the PHM had 197 Full Time staff. I also asked would a smaller Museum require more staff. To date I have not received a reply; odd that.

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karlene brummer
Oct 11, 2020
We have so little left of our Heritage as it is in this country i just cannot understand why anyone would want to demolish these wonderful old buildings. Demolishing and rebuilding is an expensive and nonsensical solution. Leave the powerhouse where it is and if need be, expand he other powerhouse at Castle Hill. Good on you CFMEU... stand your ground!!!!

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Lynne Hogg
Oct 9, 2020
There has been too much destruction of local history and the local buildings in the western Sydney area.

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Paul Knight
Oct 8, 2020
Our history needs saving. Moving Willow Grove is not saving it.
Totally stupid move by Government.

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Ann Gordon
Oct 8, 2020
This historic house should NOT be demolished OR moved. Parramatta has already lost too much of its history.
It is much more important than the proposed museum which should go somewhere else.

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Jo Byrnes
Oct 8, 2020
Heritage buildings should be looked after and preserved. They are a big part of history that cannot be replaced especially for a museum that does not need to be built on this site.

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Heather Coombes
Sep 22, 2020
Once gone it's gone forever

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Gabrielle Kavanagh
Sep 21, 2020
So much of Sydney's historical sites have already been destroyed

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Kylee Parkinson
Sep 20, 2020
Destroying heritage to build a museum is stupid

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STEPHEN JONES
Aug 23, 2020
Why tear down historical buildings to create a museum? They are heritage museums! Spend the same money easing the burden on socially disadvantaged people.