Supporters of Sydney’s iconic Sirius building have lost their fight to stop the sale of the social housing block but they say the battle isn’t over.
The brutalist building next to the Harbour Bridge – which has been used for social housing for more than 30 years – is being sold to developers who are expected to replace it with hundreds of private apartments, despite fierce opposition from community groups.
A 91-year-old legally blind woman, Myra Demetriou, who’s the last resident to leave the building after a decade, confronted Social Housing Minister Pru Goward on Thursday, saying the government had become “greedy”.
“They want to sell us off too,” she said.
Mrs Demetriou will move to a new home in coming days after FACS found her a place she could physically access. The building’s other residents have already been relocated.
Suffering from macular degeneration, Mrs Demetriou can no longer properly see faces.
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