LIVERPOOL'S iconic Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is the latest victim of the proposed freight terminal in Moorebank.
A federal government announcement has been made to compulsorily acquire council-owned land directly behind the arts centre to construct a spur rail line into the terminal site.
If the development goes ahead, CPAC director Kiersten Fishburn believes it will have a detrimental effect on the community facility.
Ms Fishburn is concerned that the terminal will destroy the surrounding Casula Parklands through excessive diesel and noise pollution.
"The arts centre is a highly valued community facility for all of south-west Sydney," she said.
"If this goes ahead, the centre will be severely [affected], and that would be a significant loss to the community and the arts across the region.
In response to community opposition, Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun joined with local performing artists to rally against the development and launch the No Freight Terminal campaign.
The first stage of the campaign is an online petition and a community rally on September 1.
Cr Mannoun said the campaign was launched to give local residents a voice and a say in what happened in their community.
The online petition can be found at: liverpool.nsw.gov.au/fairgo.
The community rally will be held at noon on Sunday, September 1, at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Powerhouse Road, Casula.
Details: 1300 362 170.