The National Trust has proposed listing the Sirius apartments on the State Heritage Register, and this proposal is currently being considered. The proposal includes the heritage significance of the residents as well as the building.
Regarding the importance of the people in Sirius, the proposal states:
“The Sirius Apartment Building is likely to have state level heritage significance for its long and strong association with past and present residents of the Millers Point and The Rocks community. Many of The Rocks and Millers Point residents were the descendants of maritime workers who lived and worked in the area for generations. Sirius may also be of social significance to others in NSW who consider it an important achievement that the unique makeup of the Millers Point and The Rocks community has been preserved for so many generations.”
Here are links to other stories about Sirius on this site and elsewhere:
- The People of Sirius
- The Place: Sirius
- The heritage importance of a community
- Details of the proposed listing. Submissions have now closed.
The S.O.S. Save Our Sirius exhibition was open for a single day in the Phillip Room in Sirius itself. It coincided with Open Sydney 2014 and hundreds of people accepted the first open invitation to Sirius in 35 years. Below are a few of the panels from that exhibition.