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Alex is committed to government transparency and accountability; protecting the natural and urban environments, open space and Sydney’s unique heritage; retaining inner city social and affordable housing; the humane treatment of animals; improving transport options; and fairness and equality for the LGBTI communities.
 

Protecting Sirius

Tuesday 27 February 2018

While I welcome proposed controls in the draft Sirius SEPP to protect sightlines to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, the SEPP fails to protect the rich social and architectural heritage of this iconic building.

There are also no affordable housing targets, no conservation management plan for future owners who choose to retain the building and no work to ensure integration with The Rocks precinct – indeed the process represents more spot rezoning.

The loss of a diverse community through the eviction of disadvantaged and vulnerable tenants, and the proposed sale and potential destruction of the iconic building, remain controversial. Retaining Sirius for use as social and low cost housing would provide

the greatest community benefit. My submission is HERE.