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.


What is happening at 21 Harris Street?

February 13, 2018 News

The site is being developed by the Milligan Group, who are keen to connect with our community, and enliven this end of Harris Street. Their aim is to create a workplace with the creative feel of a contemporary warehouse. Large flexible floorplates with exposed structure, mixed mode ventilation and high ceilings are organised around an…

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Glebe Island Multi-User Facility

February 10, 2018 News

The Port Authority contracted a company to deliver this notice throughout JL. Apparently they didn't get to Sugar Dock and Silk. I have told them this, and I expect they will follow it up. There are 2 more information sessions at the Pyrmont Community Centre: Monday 12 February 6-8pm and Wednesday 14 February 11am-1pm. The…

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February 1, 2018 News

 The Glasshouse pool belongs to the whole community. Many residents find access difficult, and have asked for steps to be installed. These have been added to the pools in evolve* and Regatta Wharf, and are greatly appreciated. The CA is considering replacing the ladder nearest the front door with a set of steps. This location…

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The government will prepare a framework for regulating short term letting. Alex Greenwich  MP has created a petition to lodge in Parliament calling for strata communities to be managed democratically and not have holiday lets forced upon them. 10,000 signatures will initiate a debate with both major parties likely to speak. You can collect copies…

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Bank Street Commercial Wharf

December 8, 2017 News

Urban Growth has responded to all the community's concerns (over 200 submissions with one in support of the proposal) with over 400 pages of documentation, and some changes to the application. The community's concerns are still largely unmet, and we are given until next Friday 15 December to make further submissions. If you are concerned…

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Christmas in Pyrmont

December 5, 2017 News

Christmas in Pyrmont has settled into a successful ritual.  Santa and Mrs Claus cheer up children who also hear the Christmas Story, play games, make cards and decorations, and inspect (fairly) wild animals.  Several thousand people stroll through the stalls, buy presents, snack on delicious food and delight in the music.  St John’s Ambulance, the…

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Dinner & Accommodation at The Star – Beverly Blanch  Lunch for 4 with Alex Greenwich at Parliament House – June Cavanagh  12 months’ family membership of Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre – Louise Shand  6 months Rise Group Exercise Classes – Kwai Yung  Bridgeclimb for 2 – Manuela Epstein  Trip for 2 on James Craig –…

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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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