Letter to Minister for Heritage, Gabrielle Upton

Today, Save Our Sirius Chairperson, Shaun Carter, has written to the NSW Heritage Minister, Gabrielle Upton.  Our research has shown that Sirius is listed on the governments own s170 Heritage Register (a list of heritage items is required to be kept by all government departments according to section 170 of the NSW Heritage Act).  In Read more about Letter to Minister for Heritage, Gabrielle Upton[…]

Press Release: Reckless Out Of Touch Government Not Listening To The People Or Experts

Today, the NSW Heritage Minister Gabrielle Upton has continued to ignore growing national and international heritage opinion that Sirius is of state heritage significance.  The Government has again refused to list Sirius on the State Heritage Register. In a statement, Upton’s only argument and the only thing she cites in her decision is the opinion Read more about Press Release: Reckless Out Of Touch Government Not Listening To The People Or Experts[…]

Press Release: World Monuments Fund Demands  NSW Government Listen to Heritage Experts 

  World Monuments Fund Demands NSW Government Listen to Heritage Experts   Sirius added to World Monuments Fund 2018 Watch List    Today, in New York the World Monument Fund (WMF), the leading independent organization devoted to saving important cultural heritage sites around the world. since 1965, has listed Sirius on their 2018 Watch List. Every two years since Read more about Press Release: World Monuments Fund Demands  NSW Government Listen to Heritage Experts […]

Sirius Fenced In by FACS

  A statement from Save Our Sirius Chairperson, Shaun Carter;   Today the cruel and deliberate hands of Family & Community Service (FACSNSW) and the NSW Government have shown they have learnt nothing from the history of Green Bans & the recent disaster of Westconnex, to fence off Sirius for spurious reasons. Make no mistake this is Read more about Sirius Fenced In by FACS[…]

Legal hearing Begins to Protect The Sirius

 Our court case begins Thursday 6th  April as we try to protect the heritage values of the Sirius Building , The Rocks. The court case is seeking to overturn the NSW Heritage Minister’s decision not to list the Sirius Building on the State Heritage Register.   Ahead of the hearing, Shaun Carter,  Chairperson Save Our Sirius said,  Read more about Legal hearing Begins to Protect The Sirius[…]

Government Blocks 90-Year Old Myra’s Art Fundraiser

90 year old legally blind Myra Demetriou, one of the last remaining resident of the Sirius building in The Rocks has been denied access to the Phillip Room (residents common room) for Sydney Art Month Drawing Studio on Saturday 11th March. FACS had previously provided approval to use the room, but reversed their decision 4 Days before the event Read more about Government Blocks 90-Year Old Myra’s Art Fundraiser[…]

Press Release: Government Prepares to Sell Sirius

PRESS RELEASE THURSDAY 17th NOVEMBER 2016  GOVERNMENT PREPARES TO SELL SIRIUS   KEY ANNOUNCEMENTS The NSW Government is preparing to sell Sirius. Family and Community Services has written to the residents of Sirius – see attached. The Save Our Sirius Foundation has been working on alternatives to put before the government. What follows is one Read more about Press Release: Government Prepares to Sell Sirius[…]

Press Release: Community Launches Legal Action For Sirius

PRESS RELEASE THURSDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2016 COMMUNITY LAUNCHES LEGAL ACTION FOR SIRIUS    KEY ANNOUNCEMENTS  In the continued campaign to save the Sirius apartment building, the Millers Point Community Association today launched their crowd-funded legal challenge against the NSW Government. In a press conference in front of the NSW Parliament, the group announced NSW Heritage Minister Mark Speakman had Read more about Press Release: Community Launches Legal Action For Sirius[…]