In March 2014, the NSW Government announced that it proposed to sell 293 properties in Millers Point, Gloucester Street and the Sirius building in The Rocks as part of a social housing divestment plan to provide an upfront cash injection to the Land and Housing Corporation. The government identified the reasons for sale as being […]
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The story by MARGARET BISHOP The cameras were rolling early in the morning as the committee and band of local volunteers set up the pavilions on the Village Green in Argyle Place, Millers Point. Several documentary filmmakers are capturing the Millers Point Story. A feeling of elation and expectation permeated the air. We could not […]
The National Trust has listed the Sirius Apartments in the Rocks, noting their architectural and high social significance. Their entire social fabric is being taken apart as quickly as the Relocation Officers can move the residents out, and once it is empty, it is likely the building fabric will disappear just as quickly. The State […]
No Surrender – John McInerney, Barney Gardner, Lee Rhiannon and Margaret on Twitter… Lee Rhiannon @leerhiannon Sep 18 Spent delightful few hours with #savemillerspoint locals. Interest & support strong for public housing #NoSurrender pic.twitter.com/ODdK4Wbfp5 “I LOVE that poster btw. Love it. Lee and I are going to blow it up and hang it in the office.” Chris Woods What […]
Myra made eight dozen scones for the Spring Picnic. Here she is arriving at the Community Centre after the Battle of Britain commemoration at the Garrison Church. This is the beginning of a story. There will be more soon.
Quentin Dempster conducted a Q&A with Clover Moore (Lord Mayor of Sydney), Paul McAleer (MUA), Irene Doutey (Greens Councillor, City of Sydney), Edwina Lloyd (ALP candidate for Sydney), Alex Greenwich (Member for Sydney) and Millers Point resident Barney Gardner. The speakers were inspiring and at times moved the audience to tears. We hope to have a transcription of the […]