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Glen Innes Powerhouse Museum Business Case

Client: Glen Innes Severn Council
Year: 2022

The Glen Innes Powerhouse Museum project would involve the retention, remediation and repurposing of an iconic architectural structure and power-generating machinery – the now-defunct Glen Innes Power Station in Church Street, a site owned by Essential Energy – into a state of the art, multi-disciplinary, community-accessible, heritage and cultural destination.

In partnership with the Sydney Powerhouse Museum, the new attraction would not only display local heritage artifacts, but also exhibition material from the Sydney Museum which has over 500,000 objects collected over 135 years.

The Museum will contribute economically to the region in two ways: through admission revenues and through increased visitation from the burgeoning cultural heritage and education tourism market. The Museum will be an important regional heritage institution that will draw tourists to the New England region by capitalising on the region’s strengths in cultural heritage, the science and education.

It is estimated the museum would attract an additional 18,000 new visitors annually to the Glen Innes Severn shire – 7,100 new day visits and 30,400 new overnight stays with 50% of these visitors from outside of NSW.

$4.6M of additional tourist expenditure from these visitors would generate another 28 jobs for the local economy. The majority of this new expenditure is made in the food and accommodation
sectors.

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