Zoning changes for Sydney’s Sirius site

The site of Sydney’s harbourside brutalist building Sirius, which was once home to more than 100 social housing residents, could become anything from a club, a hotel to even a brothel.

Under planning changes proposed by the NSW government, the zoning of the site – which has been used for social housing for more than 30 years – would change in preparation for its sale.

“We are not discouraging an adaptive reuse of the site,” Department of Planning and Environment executive director of key sites Anthea Sargeant told AAP on Wednesday.

If the site is demolished, the new development will have a restriction to limit its height to the deck of the harbour bridge.

The restriction was imposed to “open up the views” of the area, Ms Sargeant said.

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