Carter Williamson Architects

Sirius – Book Launched By Clover Moore

Carter Williamson Architects are supporters of Save Our Sirius. Our Principal Architect, Shaun Carter, Chairperson of the organisation, while Ben Peake, and Amiera Piscopo are also members of SOS.

This week, Ben, Amiera, and co-author John Dunn launched Sirius – a book celebrating the building and its residents. Details of where to buy the book are at: www.saveoursirius.org/thebook 

Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, officially launched Sirius to a record crowd of supporters.

The event was generously supported by Kinokuniya, with Managing Director Kawai-san welcoming everyone to the store.

Guest included;

  • Jack & Judy Mundey, to whom the book is dedicated
  • Myra Demetriou, Sirius resident
  • Tao Gofers, Architect of Sirius
  • Alex Greenwich, Member for Sydney
  • Penny Sharpe, Shadow Minister for Heritage
  • Jess Scully, City of Sydney Councillor
  • Phillip Thalis, Architect, City of Sydney Councillor
  • Save Our Sirius members including chairperson Shaun Carter.

Here is what Clover Moore says about Sirius:

“If you believe Sydney should be more than just an enclave for the rich, then this is a fight you should be part of. Whether you love the look of Sirius or not, the issues in play here are far deeper than aesthetics.

“At the heart of it, the Berejiklian State Government don’t believe low income people should be living in the city (and certainly not with harbour views) and they’re pushing these them out to the city fringe, far from their communities, transport networks, employment and other support services.

“But Sirius housed the tight knit community that fought to protect The Rocks in the ‘70s, local residents whose roots go back to the early colony. And this building was purpose-built to house them after those very important fights.

“So a lot of people ask, what can I do about it?

“Well this beautiful book is a good start. I joined Councillors Jess Scully and Philip Thalis last night to launch it with the authors John Dunn, Ben Peake and Amiera Piscopo, who have worked tirelessly to save the building. It’s not an expensive purchase, at $25, and it will help support this urgent campaign.”

For more information visit www.saveoursirius.org/thebook 

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