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 deliver dynamic applied arts and sciences programming with a focus on design and fashion, showcasing the extensive Powerhouse collection, exclusive international exhibitions and programs that support the creative industries. 

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

Project status 

A Concept State Significant Development Application has been prepared that places a revitalised museum at the heart of a vibrant Creative Industries Precinct. 

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has placed this on exhibition for public comment from 21 June – 20 July 2022.

To learn more, join a public information drop-in session to be held at Powerhouse Ultimo: 

  • Thursday 7 July: 5.30 – 7.30pm 
  • Saturday 9 July: 11am – 2pm 
  • Thursday 14 July: 5.30 – 7.30pm 
  • Saturday 16 July: 11am – 2pm

View detailed plans and provide a submission to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment via its Major Projects Portal

For more information: 

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 transformation through the renewal of Powerhouse Ultimo, the creation of Powerhouse Parramatta, expansion of Powerhouse Castle Hill and the digitisation of the Powerhouse collection.