Sydney's Sirius for sale, supporters angry

The government's decision to put the iconic Sydney Sirius building on the market has been called greedy by its supporters.

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.

The Sirius building sell-off, announced on Thursday, is part of the state government's plan to offload 300 state-owned properties in prime locations across Sydney to raise up to $500 million.

Save our Sirius foundation chairman Shaun Carter says the fight to save the building is not about money and if the government is serious about raising the funds it wouldn't spend $2.5 billion on redoing "very young stadiums".

But, the fight isn't over yet.

"Stay Sirius, maintain the rage, as we will have an exciting announcement to make soon!" the group posted on Twitter.

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".

Ms Goward noted 60,000 people were on the state's waiting list, with proceeds from Sirius being used to build more social housing around the state.

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