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.


Public meeting about giving businesses 2 votes each in Council elections

September 3, 2014 News

Sydney City Council is hosting a public meeting about the Shooters and Fishers City of Sydney Amendment (Elections) Bill 2014 to double business voting in local government elections. Get more information here. The meeting is supported by a broad coalition of individuals and groups, including the Independent MP for Sydney, the Labor Party, the Greens…

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Free Computer Training

August 29, 2014 News

Computer training will be available free at the Community Centre, funded by the Federal Government’s Broadband for Seniors program. There will be three sessions, each from 10am-12.30pm. You must bring your own tablet or phone. Places are limited and bookings are essential. Monday 13 October: Smartphones Monday 27 October: Introduction to tablets, including iPads and…

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Still having trouble with a Telstra connection?

July 26, 2014 News

Residents still having difficulty connecting to cable broadband, Velocity or Foxtel are invited to contact Brad Smith at the Broadway Telstra shop on 9280 4011 or 0455 053 557. Telstra has special offers on phone bundles and Foxtel for Jacksons Landing residents this month.

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Concern about lack of community involvement


A public meeting will be held about the Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Program, 6pm on Monday 4 August at Glebe Town Hall. Its purpose is to make clear to the Government that the community needs to be involved in the early planning. See the announcement with details of the meeting, together with the statement by…

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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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