Open Letter to Premier: Stop The Sale Of Sirius

Yesterday, Save Our Sirius sent an open letter (see below) to the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian urging her to stop the sale and demolition of Sirius. The letter was signed by SOS Chair Shaun Carter, Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich, Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore, and Member for Balmain Jamie Parker.   Rumours are the Governments preferred buyers is Ecove, the developer Read more about Open Letter to Premier: Stop The Sale Of Sirius[…]

Update on Sales Process 

It has been reported in The Australian, that a shortlisted of developers has been for the future tender of the Sirius site.  The article has named three developers: Poly, CWG International, China Aoyuan Property Group as being shortlisted.  While a PropertyNSW spokesman said “The government has now short-listed a number of proponents to participate in the Read more about Update on Sales Process […]

Sirius Wins 2018 Enduring Architecture Award from NSW Australian Institute of Architects

Sirius has received the 2018 Enduring Architecture Award from the NSW Australian Institute of Architects.  Accepting the award, Tao Gofers said “the story about Sirius is about people first and buildings second. Sirius is a symbol of people and communities getting together to demonstrate to governments that their actions must be tempered by concern for Read more about Sirius Wins 2018 Enduring Architecture Award from NSW Australian Institute of Architects[…]

Press Release: Sirius Sale EOI Begins

Key Points EOI for Sale of Sirius has started Sirius is recognised for local and international heritage significance Save Our Sirius will fight any plans that do not recognise the buildings cultural value Today, the NSW Government has launched the Expression of Interest (EOI) for the sale of Sirius. For once we agree with the Read more about Press Release: Sirius Sale EOI Begins[…]

Myra Demitriou Named Sydney Woman of the Year

Myra Demitriou, Sirius’ last resident has been named Sydney’s Woman of the Year for 2018 at the Women of the Year breakfast on International Women’s Day. Myra was farewelled from Sirius on Saturday 27th of January after putting up a valiant fight to help save the building. We wish to thank her and congratulate her Read more about Myra Demitriou Named Sydney Woman of the Year[…]

Tanya Plibersek speaks in parliament about Save Our Sirius

Passionate Save Our Sirius supporter, The Hon. Tanya Plibersek spoke in Parliament’s yesterday to acknowledge the efforts of Save Our Sirius for standing up for the people and residents of Millers Point and The Rocks. In her address, Tanya said “It is a shocking thing to see this community broken up in the way that it has been. And Read more about Tanya Plibersek speaks in parliament about Save Our Sirius[…]

Sirius People: Character Profiles

Thank you to Helen Burrows and Ivan Lentell for creating a series of short films about some Sirius People!  Visit to hear from Myra Demetriou, Tao Gofers, Owen McAloon, John Dunn, Margaret Bishop, and Graham Quint.  Thank you to Helen Burrows who has been filming these character profiles since 2014 when the Government plans Read more about Sirius People: Character Profiles[…]

Myra’s Farewell Morning Tea

  Myra’s Farewell Morning Tea   11am, Saturday 27th January  Sirius, 44 Cumberland St, The Rocks    After living in the Millers Point area for more than 50 years, Myra Demetriou is moving out of the Sirius building in February.   Myra has invited more than 1,500 people into her apartment to see inside Sirius, Read more about Myra’s Farewell Morning Tea[…]

Sirius up for sale

The NSW Government has put Sirius up for sale, ignoring international and local heritage bodies, community activists, the City of Sydney, the Australian Institute of Architects, unions, and residents, all in favour of some quick cash. We’ve said from the get go that this isn’t about money. If the government’s prepared to drop billions of dollars Read more about Sirius up for sale[…]