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.


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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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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YOur community association


The Jacksons Landing Community Association (CA) comprises all the residential and commercial lots in the estate. It manages the community facilities (estate management office, the Station, Glasshouse pool and gym, tennis courts, website) – and services (estate management, strata management, security, insurance, cleaning community property). At the recent annual general meeting (AGM) the new executive…

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September 1, 2015 News

There is still time to enter your favourite Pyrmont People in this year’s photo exhibition. You have until 6pm Friday 11 September. The photos will be shown at the Pyrmont Photo and Art Exhibition, opening on Friday 25 September, 6-8pm with free drinks and nibbles, and on display all weekend. Download information and an entry…

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Maintaining Your Unit

August 31, 2015 News

Estate Management suggests preventive maintenance to extend the life of equipment in your unit. This includes: The floor drains in the laundry can dry out and cause odours. Avoid this by pouring water down the grate. The filter in the ceiling vent should be cleaned by vacuuming. Replace batteries in smoke detectors once a year.…

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2016 Pyrmont Calendar

August 25, 2015 News

A beautiful A4 spiral-bound calendar featuring photos of Pyrmont community activities is available now from the Pyrmont Community Centre for $20. It is a great Christmas  gift for friends and family.

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New Bus routes

August 23, 2015 News

From 4 October, the 443 will be replaced by a new route 389 between Pyrmont and North Bondi via the City, Paddington and Bondi Junction. It will provide access to St Vincent’s Hospital, Paddington and Bondi Junction, but no longer go to Wynyard or Circular Quay. The 501 will travel as usual to Railway Square,…

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August 7, 2015 News

A fatberg is a horrible conglomeration of fat and wipes: one as big as a double decker bus caused a sensation when it was found in London’s sewage system. This is a problem everywhere, as wipes pass from toilets to sewage systems to waterways. They do not disintegrate like toilet paper. In the worst case,…

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Strata committees are bringing their by-laws into line with the Jacksons Landing Community Management Statement (our constitution). After many delays, NSW strata law will also be brought up to date. The proposals promote participation. Social media, video and teleconferencing will make meetings more flexible. The government will curb proxy-farming and give tenants a limited voice.…

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August 2, 2015 News

Many local residents attended the memorial gathering for Andy who’ lived rough’ in Pyrmont for over 10 years. This memorial was held on the foreshore on Saturday 20 September 2014. A plaque has been placed on the bench where he often sat. The Police have been unable to further identify him or to find any…

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