The Business Case that has been revealed does not refute the basic criticisms points made above

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Good plans are made on strong foundations of knowledge, research and expertise, but the foundation for the business case has been, and remains, fundamentally flawed.

To reiterate: The policy decision to improve the cultural facilities of Western Sydney is a good one, to be universally applauded. However our studies of the Business Case do not alter our previous conclusions, namely

1.    There is clear evidence that there was no serious consideration of alternatives to the ‘move’ of the Powerhouse.

2.    The choice of this tactic over other alternatives involves the waste of hundreds of millions of dollars and the degradation of great heritage buildings.

3.    There has been almost no prior consultation, even with major stakeholders such as the Museum Trustees and the elected Parramatta Council.

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