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Community Work Recognised

John McInerney has been made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of his community work and lifelong involvement in town planning. John McInerney is the Chair of the Millers Point Resident Action Group, and a member of the Working Party and the Sirius Foundation, three groups  working on behalf of the […]

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Sing Up Country on Australia Day

Developed in consultation with Eora and Darug community leaders and language experts, this event will launch what might be a very different Australia Day in 2017. Jacinta Tobin will lead Choir Rocks amongst the 250 voices singing Budjari Gunyalungalung Baraya-la (Let’s Sing Good Dreaming) at 8am on top of Barangaroo Reserve. This is part of a […]

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On the Rocks

The iconic Sirius apartment building in Sydney’s The Rocks is the latest battleground in the fight over who lives in our cities, writes Grace Karskens… From Atherden Street in The Rocks, billed as the shortest street in Australia, the Sirius apartments rear up magnificently against the skyline. The rhythmic, piled-up units perch on a sheer […]

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Will the NSW Government listen?

“The NSW Government is evicting more elderly Millers Point residents to sell fifty properties by June. Amongst them is Darling House, the aged care home funded by residents and the City of Sydney. Vulnerable residents are upset and often in tears, but it does not have to be like this. The Sirius Foundation has been […]

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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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