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 […]

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[…]

WE WON!

Thank you to all our supporters! Today would not have been possible without your support.  This is a win for heritage, it is a win for the community, it is a win for our supporters, and it is a win for democracy.  We will continue to fight for Sirius and it’s residents.  More information about todays decision Read more about WE WON![…]

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[…]