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.

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INVITATION TO FIND ABOUT WHITE BAY 6 MARINE PARK

March 15, 2016 News

Sydney Harbour Boat Storage is applying to extend their development to include all weather cover and additional boat storage at the White Bay 6 Marine Park. For information you can contact John Arnold on 9493 9500 or jarnold@emmconsulting.com.au Residents can drop in at any time, on any day, to see what happens on the other…

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Speeding drivers booked on Bowman Street

April 12, 2016 News

There is great concern about cars speeding on Bowman Street, especially next to the park. Families with children and older people frequently cross the road here, and speeding cars put them at serious risk. Especially in wet weather, cars travelling too fast are a danger to themselves and others. More photos and comments on the…

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NEW ESTATE MANAGEMENT TEAM APPOINTED

March 6, 2016 News

In June 2000, Lend Lease appointed its subsidiary, Jacksons Landing Estate Management, to look after the estate. That contract – intended to last 25 years – was deemed unconscionable, and renegotiated.  In its last few months JLEM’s mediocre performance deteriorated further.  When Manage Meant won the contract, they had to create a system almost from…

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Glasshouse Pool Closed

January 11, 2016 News

Pool Closed owing to safety concerns. Pending any unexpected delays the pool is estimated to be ready for swimming this coming weekend (16/01/2016). We apologise for the inconvenience in what is a busy time of the year. Danger tape and safety signs will be removed when the pool is open again for swimming.

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Community Management Statement Updated

January 4, 2016 News

The Community Management Statement contains the overarching by-laws for all the residential and commercial lots (strata plans – SPs) in Jacksons Landing. It has been revised to reflect the completion of the estate, and to amend some of the by-laws. You can download the new Community Management Statement here.

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS IN LUCKY PYRMONT

December 4, 2015 News

Last Sunday Christmas in Pyrmont defied the forecast and relished dry and cool weather.  A great deal of careful planning and hard work throughout the year paid off handsomely.  Thanks to dozens of eager volunteers, stalls bumped in smoothly; tables and chairs (and portaloos) were swiftly in place and traffic flowed easily.  A wide range…

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SHARING THE FUNDS WE RAISED

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We have given $64,000 to deserving charities and groups, thanks to the generosity of all our sponsors and community members: $20,000 each to Ultimo Public School and Barnardos $14,000 to Pyrmont Cares $5,000 each to Culture at Work and Detour House. We also donate many carloads of food and toys to the hampers the Harris…

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CHRISTMAS RAFFLE RESULTS

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NYE in Lord Mayor’s VIP viewing area + food & drink Victoria-Jayne Watts Night in the Darling at the Star + dinner + day spa Libby and Ross Hindmarsh Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb – 2 adults Pat Giddings Australian Chamber Orchestra – 2 A-reserve tickets + 3 CDs Janis Daley Lunch with Alex Geenwich MP…

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christmas in pyrmont is very close!

November 3, 2015 News

Christmas in Pyrmont is only a few weeks away. On Sunday 29 November from 12noon to 5pm John Street, John Street Square and the Pyrmont Community Centre in Mount Street will be filled with market stalls with food, drink and Christmas goodies, live entertainment for adults and children, and lots of kids’ activities including craft,…

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NEW STRATA LAWS PASSED

November 1, 2015 News

Parliament has passed the long-awaited strata laws, affecting collective sale, renovations, proxy farming, defects and parking.  The laws come into effect in mid-2016 after new regulations are developed, information provided for stratas, and a public awareness campaign to inform people of their rights and responsibilities. Minister Dominello says that the laws ‘will modernise collective decision…

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