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[…]

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[…]

Nita McCrae Park Opened

Save Our Sirius were delighted to join in the celebration at the opening of Nita McCrae Park on the weekend.  McCrae was the founder of the Rocks Resident Action Group, which mobilized in opposition to the NSW Government’s plans to redevelop the suburb as a high-rise commercial precinct in the 1970s. McCrae, who was a Read more about Nita McCrae Park Opened[…]

Architects Disappointed In Sirius Decision

Today, the Australian Institute of Architects have reaffirmed their support for the recommendation made by the Heritage Council to list Sirius on the NSW Heritage Register by issuing the below press release.  “What is particularly disappointing here is that the Government has ignored the advise of the very experts they have appointed to give them Read more about Architects Disappointed In Sirius Decision[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Newsletter: Sirius on World Monument Watch & Invite to our Book Launch

Dear Sirius Supporters, A quick update for you on some Siriusly exiting news!  Sirius has been added on the World Monuments Watch List for 2018 by the international World Monuments Fund, and Our book is almost here – and we would love to see you at our upcoming events!  Details below.  #SaveOurSirius  World Monuments Watch The World Read more about Newsletter: Sirius on World Monument Watch & Invite to our Book Launch[…]