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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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S.O.S. Save Our Sirius

The SOS Save Our Sirius Foundation met recently in the Phillip Room inside Sirius and Craig Hayman took the opportunity to photograph the building, its residents and those campaigning to save it. Click on each photo to see it enlarged. Click here for a recent update on Sirius with links to other stories about Sirius. Sirius stands […]

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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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Sirius and the NSW Government on Spin Cycle

The Sunday Telegraph reported: “The landmark Sirius building, the brutalist housing commission block at The Rocks, could be replaced by 250 luxury apartments under a state government proposal to the NSW Heritage Council, to be released tomorrow.” The Department recommends demolishing Sirius and replacing it will 250 luxury apartments, and if its plans are thwarted, it appears Brad Hazzard […]

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Sirius residents need their community

Only a handful of Sirius residents remain. For eighteen months a Relocation Team of twenty trained government officers has been pressuring them to leave the only community they know. They feel the threat of eviction hanging over them, and if they are evicted, for most it will be the end of their independent lives. From former neighbours […]

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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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