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Heritage listing for Sirius denied

On behalf of the State Government, Minister Mark Speakman has rejected a NSW Heritage Council recommendation to list the Sirius building as a heritage item of state significance. Minister Speakman wants it demolished. Sirius consists of 79 residential apartments ranging from one to four bedrooms, and was designed as public housing, with accommodation for the […]

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Two years on

In March 2014 all social housing tenants in Millers Point, Dawes Point and The Rocks were told they would be ‘relocated’ within two years and their homes sold. A team of twenty Relocation Officers was assigned to the community with the sole task of moving people out. Two years on and the area appears mostly derelict […]

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A heart for Millers Point

Today marks two years since the announcement to relocate all tenants in Millers Point, Dawes Point and The Rocks. Kelli Haynes named it, ‘Day of Infamy, Day of Celebration: a day to stand in solidarity against destructive forces and an opportunity to celebrate the remarkable resilience of ordinary people and their victories as we continue […]

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Petition to save Sirius

This is a copy of Alex Greenwich’s petition to save Sirius. Are you able to gather signatures and send completed petitions to Alex (address at the bottom of petition)? Open the petition in Acrobat and print as necessary. Each time 500 signatures are collected, Alex can ask a question in the NSW Parliament. Sirius should be listed by the Heritage Council. […]

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Robyn Kemmis

‘Lord Mayor, a resident has brought to attention a sad analogy. There is a painting by George Raper in the National Library of Australia called The Melancholy Loss of HMS Sirius off Norfolk Island March 19, 1790. ‘The HMS Sirius was the First Fleet vessel under the command of Captain Arthur Philip. Sirius, the building […]

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