Sirius demolition one step closer as state government declines to grant heritage status

25 October 2017 .

The controversial Sirius building on the edge of the Rocks came a step closer to demolition after the NSW government again declined to grant the brutalist former social-housing block heritage status and protection from redevelopment.

NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced in October that she had declined to grant the heritage status, moving a proposal to demolish and redevelop it into a $120-million apartment redevelopment to completion.

The announcement comes after a previous decision by Ms Upton’s predecessor not to list the building was overturned in the Land and Environment Court in July as the state government was found to have breached the State Government Heritage Act by “side-stepping” it obligations to consider the building’s heritage value and misapplied the law.

Click here to read Sydney Morning Herald journalist, James Robertson’s update.


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