Author Archive | John Dunn

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 (a redacted copy of the letter below). The Save Our Sirius Foundation has been working on alternatives to put before the government. What follows is one alternative that would save the building, retain a […]

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Living in Sirius

Kelly, Myra and Cherie are the only residents who remain in the Sirius tower. There are another four residents in the low-rise blocks on either side of the tower. Together these few residents watch out for one another and are all that stands between Sirius and the government’s plans for it to be demolished and […]

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Why Sirius works

Shaun Carter describes why Sirius was successful after “the utopian idea of early last century – to put people in a tall tower – fundamentally failed throughout the west. England and France have tonnes of these. They fundamentally disregarded the street. The moment we give up on the street, we give up on things like […]

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Surviving the Relocation

Every night for two years Myra has turned on the SOS lights in her top-floor Sirius unit to send a simple message to Mike Baird – Save Our Sirius. The message has been taken up internationally, with Sirius leading the #SOSBrutalism campaign to “save our concrete monsters” and featuring in dozens of international media stories. […]

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