Jacksons Landing, at the northern tip of the Pyrmont peninsula, attracts scholars and scores of students to inspect (and admire) a leading example of urban renewal.  For a hundred years the Colonial Sugar Refining Company processed sugar here, distilled rum and industrial alcohol, and transformed sugar cane refuse into building material.  As Australia’s second largest industrial complex (behind BHP) CSR even had the resources, the engineers and the skills to produce fuel, and weapons, during the Second World War.

Until the 1990s Pyrmont was noisily industrial and heavily polluted. As industries moved out, the State Government resolved to redevelop the suburb as high-rise residential.  As a leading part of this program, the whole 11 hectare CSR site was bought by Lend Lease, who named it Jacksons Landing and planned a high-rise, upmarket residential complex.  Within a Master Plan of landscaped parks and gardens, they commissioned architects to renovate industrial buildings when possible, and to replace most of them with contemporary designs.

The first residents moved in during 2000.  By 2013 when all residential buildings were complete, a community of 2500 residents occupied 1400 apartments, terraces and townhouses. They enjoy common facilities (tennis courts, meeting rooms, a pool and gymnasium) and a sprinkling of commercial services.  Jacksons Landing’s industrial heritage is reflected in machinery and installations scattered through the whole complex, and recorded in this website.


NSW Government Announces plans for Bays Precinct

July 17, 2014 News

Premier Mike Baird has announced plans to redevelop the Bays Precinct by opening up prized harbourfront land in Sydney’s inner west. About 80 hectares of public land around Balmain, Rozelle, Annandale, Lilyfield and Pyrmont – an area four times the size of Barangaroo – will be turned over to housing, retail, tourism, commercial, recreation and…

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Recycling our waste

July 15, 2014 News

We are quite used to recycling paper, bottles and cans; and more recently e-waste. And Pyrmont Cares (0452 537 998) will collect our discarded furniture and deliver it to people in need. Now we have the opportunity to donate  most re-usable household goods, including clothing, shoes, clothing accessories, hard plastic (kids’ toys etc), plastic film,…

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A New Principal at Raine and Horne

June 28, 2014 News

Stephen Whyte and Gerard Payne have been at Jacksons Landing from the beginning. Now they have sold the business to John Ellis, though Gerard, and possibly Stephen, will stick around for another year or two. Their combined knowledge of the area has been invaluable to many wanting background information. John is keen to get to…

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Men’s Shed Celebrates


The Pyrmont Ultimo Glebe (PUG) Men’s Shed, recently established and including several Jacksons Landing men (including chair Ross Hindmarsh), is going well and engaging many apartment-dwellers who yearn for the sheds where they pottered and tinkered when they had their own houses. The group was first accommodated by the Sydney Heritage Fleet, where they assembled…

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Sydney Heritage Fleet as Jacksons Landing Neighbours

April 1, 2014 News

The Sydney Heritage Fleet (SHF) propose to move many (but not all)  of their vessels to a site on Bank Street, under the Anzac Bridge, close to *evolve, Silk and Antias. The Minister for Planning and Infrastructure has approved the project as: A new maritime facility to be used as the operational base for the…

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Christmas in Pyrmont

January 29, 2014 News

Christmas in Pyrmont raised over $80,000, thanks to the generosity of local businesses and residents, and the fundraising activities of the enthusiastic group of volunteers who organised this amazing event. In summary, Brought forward from the Community Christmas Celebration 2012  $3365.14 Income raised  $82505.49 Costs  $18183.64 Distribution to charities  $62000 Money in bank at 31/1/14 …

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The Dry Bulk Carrier Ananya Naree

December 29, 2013 News

This vessel will unload gypsum for approximately five days from Saturday night.  It will operate 24 hours a day. No daytime noise limit is applicable, but noise limits do apply during the evening (6pm to 10pm) and night (10pm to 7am or 8am Sundays & Public Holidays). The previous gypsum unloading in October exceeded the…

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Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island

December 21, 2013 News

Sydney’s new temporary home for trade and consumer exhibitions is opening soon. A drop-in community information session will be held at the Station on 15 January from 1.30 to 3pm. You may arrive at any time during the session. It will focus on: Introducing the operator, leading venue management company AEG Ogden Upcoming events, including…

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Thanks to generous jl residents

December 16, 2013 News

Thank you to all the generous Jacksons Landing residents who donated food and toys to the Harris Community Centre’s Christmas Appeal. Hampers are made up and delivered to 70 families in Ultimo and Pyrmont who are doing it tough. As we all know, Christmas is a great time when all is well; and can be…

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Raffle winners

December 5, 2013 News

Here are the winners of the Christmas in Pyrmont raffle. Heartfelt thanks to all the generous prize donors. • Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre Family Membership – Ian MacDonald • NYE in Lord Mayor’s VIP Viewing Area – Tricia Fraser • Pyrmont Restaurants – SM • Jewellery – Hugh Fraser • Pamper Package – Brooke Aitken…

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