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But Siriusly

COMMENT BY JIM ANDERSON I have to confess to being a late convert to the SOS (Save Our Sirius) cause, but on a hot January day last week, I found myself taking a walk up from Circular Quay to have my first close look at the building in question. It was practically love at first […]

Brutal battle to save Glebe icon

BY ANNIE GONINAN On Monday night, Sydney City Council's Transport, Heritage and Planning Sub-Committee voted on the recommendation to put to Council a planning proposal to list the Bidura Children's Court building as a heritage item. As well as amending the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 to reflect this listing, the planning proposal also seeks […]

The Sirius Question

BY ISABELLE BASTIAN The NSW Minister for Heritage, Gabrielle Upton, has again decided not to place the threatened Sirius Building in The Rocks on the State Heritage Register. Finished in 1980, the building is known as a prime example of Brutalist architecture. Its distinctive position in The Rocks makes it visible from the Harbour Bridge […]

Towers illuminate to meet their Waterloo

BY ALEC SMART The twin towers at the centre of Waterloo public housing estate have been illuminated with squares of coloured lighting for an arts project that draws attention to their uncertain future. Visible from a distance, the 30-storey high Matavai and Turanga building windows light up at 5.30pm each evening with a display that […]

Sirius business: a brutalist victory

BY ALEX EUGENE A local community group has won their court case against the state government. The Sirius building, Millers Point will now be heritage listed, after the former NSW Heritage Minister Mark Speakman failed to do so in 2014. Mr Speakman claimed listing the building would reduce its sale value by almost $70million. The […]