‘It’s ridiculous’: Last resident of Sydney’s Sirius building relocated

The last resident of Sydney’s Sirius building, a 91-year-old woman, is being relocated after the social housing block was put on the market.

The last resident of Sydney’s controversial Sirius building isn’t leaving quietly, warning the NSW government the city will be the laughing stock of the world if it knocks down the social housing block.

Myra Demetriou became the face of the campaign to save the brutalist Rocks building after the government refused to place it on the State Heritage Register in July 2016.

The state government is now selling the site – which has been used for social housing for more than 30 years – to developers who plan to replace it with hundreds of private apartments.

It was put on the market for about $100 million in December.

One of the groups which has registered an interest in buying the building is Save our Sirius with foundation chairman Shaun Carter vowing to continue the fight to save the block.

As Mrs Demetriou prepared to leave the place she’s called home for 10 years, SOS hosted a farewell morning tea on Saturday for the 91-year-old legally blind woman.

But, she isn’t going quietly.

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