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Press Release: Community Launches Legal Action for Sirius

PRESS RELEASE THURSDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2016 COMMUNITY LAUNCHES LEGAL ACTION FOR SIRIUS    KEY ANNOUNCEMENTS  In the continued campaign to save the Sirius apartment building, the Millers Point Community Association today launched their crowd-funded legal challenge against the NSW Government. In a press conference in front of the NSW Parliament, the group announced NSW Heritage Minister Mark […]

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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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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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This is Sirius

There have always been close bonds between the residents of Sirius. They have formed a strong and happy community. From the outset, Sirius has been one of the great success stories of public housing in New South Wales. How to account for this? For one thing, many of the original residents were firmly connected to the area before […]

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What is heritage in Millers Point?

The NSW Government is saying its properties in Millers Point, Dawes Point and The Rocks are no longer suitable for public housing. Not even the Sirius building completed in 1980 is suitable, and the government wants it demolished. But this is not the only heritage in the area that is under threat, as Shirley Fitzgerald explains. On […]

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