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No heritage list for brutal Sydney build

AAP logoAAP 30/07/2016

One of Sydney's most recognisable and divisive harbourside apartment blocks won't be offered heritage register protection.

Listing the Sirius apartments - built in a brutalist architectural style in The Rocks - would slash tens of millions of dollars from the site's sale price, NSW Environment Minister Mark Speakman said.

"I am not listing it because whatever its heritage value, even at its highest that value is greatly outweighed by what would be a huge loss of extra funds from the sale of the site, funds the government intends to use to build social housing for families in great need," Mr Speakman said on Sunday.

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