244 Million Dollar Face-Lift For Sydney Art Gallery

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244 Million Dollar Face-Lift For Sydney Art Gallery

The NSW government has committed $244 million to an expansion of The Art Gallery of New South Wales in next week's state budget.

Minister for Arts Don Harwin says this funding will ensure Australia's best art gallery is right here in Sydney "the funding of 244 million dollars that we are announcing today will transform our gallery into a global museum of the future.

"For too long New South Wales has lost out to other states when it comes to attracting major international art exhibitions but this will change all of that," Mr Harwin telling our newsroom adding he hopes the opposition will support the plan.

"Arts and culture and cultural tourism generally plays a really important role in our economy and in particular attracting visitors to NSW.

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