The Save Our Sirius campaign is fighting against the NSW Government’s decision to demolish the Sirius building in order to build luxury apartments in its place. The Sirius building is considered to be a vital part of Sydney’s architectural heritage and it is one of the few remaining social housing sites in the area.
On Saturday, Anthony Albanese and Tim Ross will lead a public rally to show their support for the residents of the apartment block. The march will kick off at 11.30am from Customs House and protesters will walk through the Rocks to the Sirius building where Lord Mayor Clover Mayor, Jack Mundey, Alex Greenwhich, Jamie Parker and other SOS Ambassadors will address the public at noon.
On the back of the CFMEU truck, the national assistant secretary Brad Parker will talk about the interim Green Ban to the public, which was introduced on Wednesday September 15 by the CFMEU and Unions NSW. They say the Green Ban used 40 years ago to save the historic Rocks from development is being ignored now by the Baird Liberal Government.
Parker says, “The CFMEU will not stand by and watch this happen. We will stand with the residents of Sirius and fight to save their homes.” The Save Our Sirius Foundation have raised more than $35,000 in two weeks to take the government to court over the controversial decision.
If you need a reason, there’ll also be live music from Sydney band the Coots and a sausage sizzle.