Artists, start-up businesses and creative types are a step closer to calling the Parramatta North Heritage Precinct home following the announcement today that the NSW Government will establish a cultural and creative industries hub on the site. The Western Sydney Business Chamber in October launched a discussion paper (authored by Overton Creative) on how to breathe new life in the historical precinct.
The Chamber & Overton Creative, in consultation with local arts organisations, community members and UrbanGrowth NSW, developed a concept idea to open the heritage core to the creative industries, while still respecting and remembering the past. Today, the NSW Arts Minister Don Harwin announced that registrations of interest (ROI) were open to the community for their say in the precinct’s vision. The ROI encourages cultural heritage and arts organisations, social enterprises and creative industries to come forward with their ideas. Submissions close in February 2019.