‘I was born in South Australia on the 4.10.1929 so I will be 84 this year. I moved to Sydney in 1968 to improve my health and stayed in the Sailors Home on 106 George Street, Sydney.
‘I was connected to the Green Bans in The Rocks during the 1970s. People were evicted in the adjoining streets by the Sydney Cove Redevelopment Authority (SCRA) Jack Mundey and the Unions demanded SCRA build a project to cater for the tenants evicted. That very building is Sirius where I reside. Sirius has 79 apartments ranging from 1–4 Bedrooms. It is only 34 Years old. There is a lease that exists dated from 1977–2030 but we are still being evicted. It is a disgrace that 293 Properties in the Millers Point and Sirius to be vacated in 2years. The Liberal Government should be ashamed.
‘My life since 1968 has revolved around community work. I have been a precinct Rep with the NAB Housing for 15 years and on December 2013 I received a National Volunteers Senior Award signed by Julia Gillard.’
Ron found the pressure of the Relocation Officers too great to withstand and he moved from Sirius to Pyrmont more than a year ago.
Ron was the last resident allowed to visit the Heritage Room in Sirius. This room was designed to give older residents a common place to meet one another. They were no longer allowed access to the Heritage Room after they discovered and complained about Housing NSW officers having exclusive use of the room on New Years Eve.