Powerhouse Ultimo Renewal

Artists impression of brown brick building.
Artist’s impression of Powerhouse Ultimo created by Mogamma

A transformative $480-$500 million investment by the NSW Government to reinvigorate one of Australia’s most revered and loved museums, Powerhouse Ultimo.

The renewal will see Powerhouse Ultimo focus on design and fashion, presenting exhibitions that showcase the museum’s significant collections, international exclusive exhibitions and programs that support the design and fashion industries.

The renewal will deliver expanded and refurbished exhibition and public space, connecting Powerhouse Ultimo to the Sydney CBD by re-orienting the museum to the Goods Line and adjacent dining, entertaining and cultural precincts.

A significant investment in the development of a creative industries precinct will deliver subsidised studio and workspaces at Ultimo, resulting in a vibrant precinct that is an active contributor to the growing night-time economy.

Project status

Planning for a design competition led by Create Infrastructure and the Powerhouse Museum will now commence. The Powerhouse Ultimo remains open. Sign up to our newsletter for the latest updates and read more in the media release.

The Powerhouse is undertaking significant renewal through the renewal of Powerhouse Ultimo, the creation of Powerhouse Parramatta, expansion of Museums Discovery Centre and the digitisation of Powerhouse Collections.