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Another 175 homes to be sold

The NSW Government has announced it was selling a further 175 dwellings in Millers Point, “a diverse range of the new property types that will include loft-style apartments, individual strata apartments and a number of multiple dwelling blocks to be offered in one line.” Already the government has sold most of the 19th-century terraces it […]

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Millers Point survives

It has just been announced that the name MILLERS POINT is not being changed to BARANGAROO POINT. This is a great victory for the people of Millers Point who have campaigned for this name not to be erased from history. Below are some photos and a link to the submission which explains why it was important […]

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What is heritage in Millers Point?

The NSW Government is saying its properties in Millers Point, Dawes Point and The Rocks are no longer suitable for public housing. Not even the Sirius building completed in 1980 is suitable, and the government wants it demolished. But this is not the only heritage in the area that is under threat, as Shirley Fitzgerald explains. On […]

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Termites’ million-dollar feast

Recently the government auctioned a grand 1830s Georgian house in Argyle Place that had been used for public housing until recently. This was one of the Millers Point mansions the community has been calling on the government to sell: it is too valuable to keep and the government has shown it is unable to look after these important heritage […]

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The Workers Flats of Millers Point

At the beginning of the 20th century the government compulsorily acquired all private wharves, homes and commercial properties in the Rocks, Dawes Point and Millers Point. Modern and efficient wharves with dual level access were built. Nearly all of Millers Point west of Kent Street was demolished and whole streets disappeared as roadways to service the new […]

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