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The proposed refurbishment of the Sirius social housing complex by BVN.
News | Linda Cheng | 2 Jul 2019

Sirius sold for $150m; BVN to design refurbishment

The Sirius social housing complex in Sydney’s The Rocks has been sold to an investment firm-backed developer that has engaged BVN to design the refurbishment of the building.

The Sirius building by Tao Gofers, 1979.
Discourse | Shaun Carter and Alex Greenwich and 2 others | 25 Jan 2019

Selling Sirius would be a ‘grave mistake’

Clover Moore, Shaun Carter, Alex Greenwich and Jamie Parker have penned an open letter asking the NSW premier to reconsider the sale of the Sirius building in this open letter.

The Sirius building by Tao Gofers, 1979.
Discourse | Tao Gofers | 9 Jul 2018

Tao Gofers on Sirius and the fight for a more inclusive Sydney

In this speech, delivered at the 2018 NSW Architecture Awards, Tao Gofers, architect of the Sirius building in Sydney, reflects on the building’s past and its imperilled future in the wake of it receiving the Enduring Architecture Award.

The Sirius building by Tao Gofers, 1979.
News | Linda Cheng | 7 Dec 2017

Sirius listed for sale, could be replaced with 85 apartments

The NSW government is seeking expressions of interest for the sale and possible redevelopment of the Sirius social housing complex.

The Sirius building by Tao Gofers, 1979.
News | Linda Cheng | 26 Oct 2017

Sirius denied heritage protection, again

The NSW government has once again decided to reject the unanimous recommendation of the Heritage Council to add the Sirius social housing complex to the state’s heritage register.

16-18 Grosvenor Street in The Rocks, which the NSW government plans to lease.
News | Patrick Hunn | 18 Oct 2017

NSW gov’t to finance Circular Quay upgrade by leasing heritage building

The NSW government has announced that it will offer a 99-year lease on a state heritage-listed property in The Rocks to help pay for upgrades to the ferry wharf at Circular Quay.

The Sirius building by Tao Gofers, 1979.
News | Linda Cheng | 17 Oct 2017

Sirius building added to 2018 World Monuments Watch list

Sydney’s Sirius building has been listed alongside sites in war-torn Iraq and the hurricane-stricken Caribbean on a list of cultural sites under imminent threat.

Still from the film Rocking the Foundations: a history of the NSW Builders Laborers’ Federation and the Green Bans by Pat Fiske.
News | Patrick Hunn | 21 Sep 2017

Sydney park to be named after Green Ban-era community leader Nita McCrae

A park in The Rocks will be named for the little-known Nita McCrae who, along with Jack Mundey, was one of the “two people most responsible for saving The Rocks and Millers Point from destruction.”

The Sirius building at The Rocks in Sydney, designed by Tao Gofers.
Talk | 31 Aug 2017

Green bans – 40 years on, where does the profession stand today?

Where do we stand on conserving our architectural heritage and what role should the profession play in contemporary debates? A panel discussion will attempt to identify the shape and role of activism in architecture today.

Sirius building designed by Tao Gofers.
News | Linda Cheng | 24 Aug 2017

Sirius heritage saga headed back to court

The NSW government says it will appeal a court ruling against its decision not to heritage list the Sirius building.

Sirius building by Tao Gofers, 1979.
Discourse | Linda Cheng | 2 Aug 2017

Saving Sirius has nothing to do with sexiness or leftist ideology, it’s the rule of law

The NSW government is peeved about the Sirius building court ruling. But it also seems to refuse to accept the ruling as the result of its own mistakes.

The Sirius building designed by Tao Gofers, 1979.
Discourse | Chris Martin | 28 Jul 2017

Saving Sirius: why heritage protection should include social housing

While the NSW government’s decision not to heritage list the Sirius building has been ruled invalid, the building is far from saved. Chris Martin explains the myriad ways Sirius is still at risk.

The Sirius Building designed by Tao Gofers, 1979.
News | Linda Cheng | 26 Jul 2017

‘Dangerous precedent’ averted: Court rules Sirius heritage snub ‘invalid’

A NSW court has ruled potential financial loss is not a valid reason to deny the Sirius public housing building heritage status.

The Sirius apartment building designed by Tao Gofers in 1979.
News | Patrick Hunn | 4 Apr 2017

Sirius tour with Tao Gofers leads National Architecture Conference fringe program

The architect of the Sirius building Tao Gofers will be leading tours of Brutalist-style public housing complex, which is under threat from sale and demolition.

The Sirius apartment building designed by Tao Gofers in 1979.
News | Linda Cheng | 1 Mar 2017

Tour Sydney’s Sirius building with Tao Gofers

The architect of the Sirius building Tao Gofers will be leading tours of Brutalist-style public housing complex, which is under threat from sale and demolition.

The Sirius building at The Rocks in Sydney, designed by Tao Gofers.
News | Louisa Wright | 15 Sep 2016

CFMEU and Unions NSW place ‘green ban’ on Sirius

The CFMEU and Unions NSW have placed a “green ban” on the Sirius building, meaning no unionized workforce is allowed to work on the site in Sydney’s The Rocks.

A watercolour by Alan Patterson, shown on the cover of a Housing Commission of New South Wales publicity brochure, c. 1980.
Discourse | Glenn Harper | 30 Aug 2016

A most Sirius matter

Sydney’s Brutalist Sirius building has failed to gain heritage protection and now seems destined for the wrecking ball. Glenn Harper discusses this important piece of Sydney’s cultural heritage.

The Sirius apartment building designed by Tao Gofers in 1979.
Discourse | Oliver Watts | 17 Aug 2016

In praise of the Sirius building, a ruined remnant of idealistic times

Oliver Watts takes a look at the now empty shell of Sydney’s Sirius building, a public housing project that exemplified the 1970s-era hope for a free and equal society.

The Sirius Building in Sydney's The Rocks is slated for demolition following a proposed sale of the site by the NSW state government.
News | Linda Cheng | 2 Aug 2016

Sydney’s Sirius building loses fight for heritage protection

The NSW Minister for Environment and Heritage has rejected calls to heritage list the brutalist Sirius building.

The Sirius Building designed by Tao Gofers for the Housing Commission, nearby Millers Point.
News | Louisa Wright | 23 Jun 2016

City of Sydney calls for NSW gov’t to better protect Millers Point

The Millers Point precinct requires better protection following the sale of heritage social housing in the area, says The City of Sydney.