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[…]

Sirius on Governments own s170 Heritage Register

Recently, we discovered Sirius is listed on the Government’s own heritage register.    Section 170 of the NSW Heritage Act requires all government departments to create and maintain a list of heritage assets.    In 1995, The Housing Department added Sirius to their s170 register, recognising the social significance of Sirius – refer to an Read more about Sirius on Governments own s170 Heritage Register[…]

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[…]

Portrait of Myra Demetriou in Good Weekend

  Window To The World Tim Elliot has written a lovely portrait of Myra for Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Weekend.  “Sometimes, a person’s life story tells a larger tale. In the case of Myra Demetriou, the only resident now left in Sydney’s famed Sirius public housing block, it’s the evolution of Sydney Harbour from working port Read more about Portrait of Myra Demetriou in Good Weekend[…]

Sirius The Book Launch

  Sirius Launched by Clover Moore  Last night we celebrated the launch of Sirius – now available for puchase instore or online. For details visit: www.saveoursirius.org/thebook  Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, officially launched Sirius to a record crowd of supporters.  The event was generously supported by Kinokuniya, with Managing Director Kawai-san welcoming everyone to the store.    Guest included; Read more about Sirius The Book Launch[…]

ArchitectureAU: Sirius denied heritage protection, again

Words by Linda Cheng and originally published on ArchitectureAU      The NSW heritage minister Gabrielle Upton has decided not to heritage list the Sirius social housing complex designed by Tao Gofers. Her decision comes after her predecessor Mark Speakman, in August 2016, similarly rejected the unanimous advice of the NSW Heritage Council, which recommended Read more about ArchitectureAU: Sirius denied heritage protection, again[…]

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP Continues Support For Sirius

Today, Albo issued the below statement in support of Sirius and the community of Millers Point & The Rocks. THE HON ANTHONY ALBANESE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR CITIES MEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER STATEMENT ON THE NSW LIBERALS’ REFUSAL TO HERITAGE LIST SIRIUS BUILDING The NSW Liberal Government’s refusal to heritage list the Sirius Building in The Read more about The Hon Anthony Albanese MP Continues Support For Sirius[…]

Myra Appears on Cover of Architecture Bulletin

Today, Sirius resident #Myra has appeared on the cover of #ArchitectureBulletin Housing Affordability edition. Sirius has been affordable housing for almost 40 years…. it’s affordable housing now for Myra and Cherie, and can continue as affordable housing for key workers in Sydney. We are ready to talk with the government about options for Sirius that see Read more about Myra Appears on Cover of Architecture Bulletin[…]

Radio National: The beautiful beast of brutalism

Glenn Harper appeared on ABC RN this morning with Cassie McCullagh. Glenn and Cassie discuss the concepts behind Brutalism, and it’s history in Australia. “Brutalist architecture is somewhat out of vogue these days – with many example being demolished to meet the insatiable demand to build residential apartment buildings. But should many of these buildings be Read more about Radio National: The beautiful beast of brutalism[…]

ArchitectureAU: A most Sirius matter

Architect Glenn Harper has written an important piece on Sirius for ArchitectureAU; “The Sirius apartment building is a rare and intact example of late Brutalist architecture in Australia as applied to social housing. And as a significant example of cultural heritage, it doesn’t get any better than this.” “In Speakman’s media release, there is a level of Read more about ArchitectureAU: A most Sirius matter[…]