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City of Parramatta Council and the NSW Government have announced a new arts and cultural precinct on a site next to the Parramatta River. The precinct will include a new flagship Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) and an enlarged and enhanced Riverside Theatres. All of this will be underpinned by $40 million to deliver Council’s Cultural Plan.

Council says the new precinct will give a new focus on arts and culture for Greater Western Sydney.

““The community has told us they want a world-class cultural institution focused on science and education here in Parramatta. The new precinct will deliver this, anchored by a flagship museum and world-class theatre that will draw audiences from across greater Sydney and beyond,” said City of Parramatta Council Administrator Amanda Chadwick.

“It will create new opportunities for students and young people from across the region to experience arts, culture, science and innovation without needing to travel to the Sydney CBD.”

The cultural precinct is predicted to be both a local and an international tourist destination with the potential to draw up to one million visitors a year. Deloitte estimate the precinct will deliver at least $106 million in today’s dollars and 150 jobs boost for the region.

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