MAAS Documents site.... No frills, just stuff.
This is not a Government or MAAS website: it is not the policy of the government to provide basic information to the people. The museum authorities have asked me to make it clear that divulging this information is not approved by them. details here.

Note: 19 July 2018. Some Government papers, mainly those relating to the Inquiries, have been withdrawn from this website on the advice of the Legislative Council Office. If what you want is not avaiable from the search, contact me on 0403 615 134

If you get too many responses; some large Word documents are slow to load, if a document is too slow try another document with a similar name, which will be a .pdf and load satisfactorily

search engine by freefind : for complex or obsucre qureies, o if you get too many results, try the advanced  search page.

Some items have been withdrawn: if necessary to to the Government websites, eg

First Inquiry: Includes submissions, hansard of hearings, reports and Government documents, and 'other documents' - usually answers to questions on notice, and the final report and responses to it go to

For the current Inquiry the corresponding page is

Hansard for Parliament can be seen at

The Business Case papers that were released in April-June 2018 can be accessed from this page. It may be desirable to read this guide page first.
 A 2014 'Business Case' prepared for the upgrading of the museum in 2014. It was essentially an ambit claim begun under director Rose Hiscock and obviously was the basis for the claim in the Telegraph of 18 July 2018 that a SECRET report indicated that huge amounts were needed to make the Powerhouse suitable for purpose. For comment, see the Powerhouse Museum Alliance Website.

Thanks to the people who have commented: please also see but if you are not happy to have your name on your comment send your comments to me at .

Link to bulletins 1-43

Material on the relationship between MAAS and the Affiliated Organisations, 2012 to date. This follows a very encouraging, very informal discussion with Ms Havilah on 7 February 2019 and is source material for information only at the present time. We welcome Ms Havilah to MAAS and wish her a very long and happy association with the MAAS, including the Powerhouse Museum at Ultimo.

In August 2018 we produced a briefing on the Powerhouse 'move': nothing but the facts (remember those?) see this page. As of August 10  copies have been sent, with personalised covering letters, to all state MPs, Parramatta Councillors, MAAS trustees and Inquiry participants. The booklet is getting good 'word of mouth' and not all of them have been thrown in the bin! Copies are also being sent to media outlets. There are some booklets left; if you would like one, email and one will be mailed to you.

No critical responses have been received. Replies from the Government are either to the effect that this is a great project, totally ignoring our reasoned arguments, or letters stating that the matter was referred to the Arts Minister who also totally ignores our facts. Labor recipients emphasise that the 'move' is no longer their policy, and Greens remain supportive.

Accordingly succinct summaries of the proven facts has been prepared and circuloated widely. We undertook to publicise any material received from the Government that casts doubt on the stated facts or provides reasoned argument why the conclusions we have drawn are invalid.

also included are

 Questions asked s31 July 2017 booklet   5 May booklet Questions directory is here

Legalities: The MAAS act of 1945  TPP 08-5 Guidelines for Business Cases (both as Word files)  Legailites/Final business case template.docx

Parramatta Council files including Relevant Parramatta Council minutes information and a wonderful article on Parramatta's 'specialness'

MAAS Annual Reports last 10 years

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