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Open Sirius Sunday 2.11.14 2–4pm

  S.O.S. SAVE OUR SIRIUS Sirius Apartments are open to the public on Sunday 2 November from 2–4pm.    Organised by the Friends of Millers Point and coinciding with Open Sydney, we are celebrating milestones for 35-year-old Sirius and 85-year-old Ron Jennings.   Come and celebrate Ron Jenning’s birthday, meet residents of Sirius, see the exhibition and this unique […]

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Tanya Plibersek’s Speech in Federal Parliament

Yesterday Tanya Plibersek made a Member’s Statement in the House of Representatives. Ms PLIBERSEK (Sydney—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (09:55): “I will speak on another issue today. It is an important issue and it comes, in part, from our reflections on the legacy of Gough Whitlam and his government. Forty years ago the Whitlam government, […]

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An Alternative Way Forward – Final Report

In March 2014, the NSW Government announced that it proposed to sell 293 properties in Millers Point, Gloucester Street and the Sirius building in The Rocks as part of a social housing divestment plan to provide an upfront cash injection to the Land and Housing Corporation. The government identified the reasons for sale as being […]

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Millers Point Spring Picnic 14 Sept 2014

The story by MARGARET BISHOP The cameras were rolling early in the morning as the committee and band of local volunteers set up the pavilions on the Village Green in Argyle Place, Millers Point. Several documentary filmmakers are capturing the Millers Point Story. A feeling of elation and expectation permeated the air.  We could not […]

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The Sirius Apartments

  The National Trust has listed the Sirius Apartments in the Rocks, noting their architectural and high social significance. Their entire social fabric is being taken apart as quickly as the Relocation Officers can move the residents out, and once it is empty, it is likely the building fabric will disappear just as quickly. The State […]

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