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.


Do you want AirBnB in your building?

October 13, 2017 News

The vexed issue of short-term holiday letting (STHL) must soon be resolved.  The State Government is trying to formulate a policy, instead of leaving it to ad hoc decisions. To that end it has released Options Paper for Short Term holiday letting in NSW, a review which invites feedback.  The representatives of many stratas have expressed their anxiety…

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Tree Replacement on Bowman Street

September 7, 2017 News

Council's report and finalised Concept Design for Tree Replacement and Streetscape Improvements in Bowman Street is being presented for approval at the City’s Environment Committee scheduled for 2pm on Monday  11 September.  The report and finalised Concept Design can be found in the Committees Agenda under Item 3. Due to the community’s objections, the proposed…

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Bike share

September 4, 2017 News

The dockless bike share schemes have been introduced in high-density centres around Sydney. One bikeshare company, Reddy-Go, hopes to have 6000 bikes on Sydney’s streets by the end of this year. The other, oBike, is predicting similar numbers.  Their websites says they should be left at bikeracks but they have been randomly left standing on…

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local mp makes submission on bank Street proposal

August 9, 2017 News

Local MP Alex Greenwich has made a submission on the proposal to relocate the Blackwattle Bay Marina to Bank Street, comprehensively rejecting the application. Click here to download the submission.

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Public park or private party boats?

July 16, 2017 News

This information is posted for residents of Jacksons Landing, many of whom have expressed great concern at the impact of the proposed relocation of Blackwattle Bay Marina, including noise, mess, traffic and parking, and the loss of the promised “waterfront playground to bring communities together” (Bays Precinct Transformation Plan 2015).   WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO…

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New Strata By-Laws

July 5, 2017 News

The new strata legislation requires every strata plan to review its by-laws, and decide whether to adopt any of the model by-laws circulated with the new laws. Some Strata Committees have taken legal advice. The Community Association will hold a meeting on Wednesday 19  July, 7pm at the Station, for representatives of all stratas to…

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The State Government has appointed architects to design a new fish market. To pay for this, however, the old site will be sold for high-rise apartments. One element missing from the plan is any reference to traffic management in an intersection notorious for congestion. An equally alarming omission is social infrastructure. The existing school (Ultimo…

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Decommissioning the Exhibition Centre on Glebe Island

May 23, 2017 News

Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island closed for operations on 30 September 2016. Work is taking place to dismantle the temporary structure and return it to the Port Authority of New South Wales. • Equipment, including cranes and trucks, are being used to assist in the dismantling of the structure. • The concrete slab and…

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Heritage Cruises

April 17, 2017 News

As part of the 2017 Heritage Month Festival, the Sydney Heritage Fleet is running four popular harbour tours aboard the heritage ex-naval launch Harman.  The cost is $35 per person, BYO food or drink (water available on board). Meet at 10am at Wharf 7, 58 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont (just near the Pyrmont Bay ferry wharf);…

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Our Homes are not hotels

April 15, 2017 News

While the Community Association and the stratas of Jacksons Landing explore ways of bringing short-term leasing under control, interested residents and owners may consider the experience of other apartment complexes in Sydney, and the conflict of interest of many state MPs. These are reported in media releases from Neighbours not Strangers.

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