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[…]

Jack Mundey receives 2017 NSW President’s Prize from Australian Institute of Architects NSW

Earlier this year Jack Mundey received the 2017 NSW President’s Prize, not for the buildings he designed, commissioned or built – but for those he has saved. Jack was the face of the 1970s Green Bans that saved buildings and precincts across the city. In awarding the prize, Andrew Nimmo, President of the Australian Institute of Read more about Jack Mundey receives 2017 NSW President’s Prize from Australian Institute of Architects NSW[…]

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[…]

Video: Friday Night Sirius

Friday Night Sirius Friday Night Sirius was a great celebration of our win at the Land & Environment Court. As Tanya Plibersek said on the night, Save our Sirius has always been about more than saving a building, it is about saving a community. If you missed Friday Night Sirius this is a great catch Read more about Video: Friday Night Sirius[…]

Video: This Is Sirius – The History of Sirius

The History of Sirius Great short film by Agostino Marcello documents Sirius from the 1970s to now! Featuring Myra Demetrio and the voices of Jack Mundey, Clover Moore, Tim Ross, and Shaun Carter. This is our history – a history that should not be forgotten. “Sirius”, the Piper Press book on this history – available Read more about Video: This Is Sirius – The History of Sirius[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Henry Wilson to Raise Funds for Save Our Sirius with Cult’s ‘Chairity Project 2016’

Last night we attended the launch of Cult’s ‘Chairity Project 2016’. 16 beautiful designed chairs are being auctioned to raise funds for 16 inspirational organisations. Designer Henry Wilson has selected Save Our Sirius to receive the proceeds form his chair. To Place a Bid visit: galabid.com/chairity2016 Henry Wilson is proud to partner with Cult Design for Read more about Henry Wilson to Raise Funds for Save Our Sirius with Cult’s ‘Chairity Project 2016’[…]

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[…]