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 www.saveoursirius.org/people 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[…]

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[…]