Archive | Sirius


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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S.O.S. Save Our Sirius

The SOS Save Our Sirius Foundation met recently in the Phillip Room inside Sirius and Craig Hayman took the opportunity to photograph the building, its residents and those campaigning to save it. Click on each photo to see it enlarged. Click here for a recent update on Sirius with links to other stories about Sirius. Sirius stands […]

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Sirius update

Sirius remains at the heart of a plan to save the social housing community of Millers Point, Dawes Point and The Rocks. Sirius is also high on the list of international campaigns to save endangered Brutalist buildings. The following introduction to Sirius and its use for social housing has been sent to SOSBrutalism and Brutalism:Online… In the early 1970s, […]

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In December 2015 the Sirius apartments and their residents are under severe threat.  The Heritage Council has nominated Sirius to be listed on the State Heritage Register. Mark Speakman, Minister for the Environment is expected to announce his decision about the listing within weeks, but residents have been told the building is to be sold […]

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The people of Sirius

SIRIUS, PEOPLE, COMMUNITY The National Trust has proposed listing the Sirius apartments on the State Heritage Register, and this proposal is currently being considered. Below are stories of how the people of Sirius came to be there and why they are an important part of its heritage. Sirius architect Theo (Tao) Gofers with three Sirius residents earlier […]

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Sirius and the NSW Government on Spin Cycle

The Sunday Telegraph reported: “The landmark Sirius building, the brutalist housing commission block at The Rocks, could be replaced by 250 luxury apartments under a state government proposal to the NSW Heritage Council, to be released tomorrow.” The Department recommends demolishing Sirius and replacing it will 250 luxury apartments, and if its plans are thwarted, it appears Brad Hazzard […]

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