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.



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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June 20, 2015 News

After lengthy negotiations with the City of Sydney to buy the Wattle Street depot site, and an announcement by Adrian Piccoli, Minister for Education, in December 2014 that the state government would build a world-class primary school with childcare and community facilities, the Department of Education has cancelled the agreement. Instead they propose to demolish…

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Community Management Statement Update


The Community Management Statement (CMS) is the set of by-laws that govern Jacksons Landing. Now that the estate is complete, the Community Association has reviewed the CMS, to ensure that it is up-to-date and meets our current needs. After lively discussion at the Community Association General Meeting on Thursday 11 June, a number of amendments…

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Standing Tall

June 2, 2015 News

Feeling your age a bit? Want to improve your balance? Concerned about falling? The Standing Tall research study uses iPads to deliver an exercise program to improve balance and prevent falls among people over 70. The researchers seek volunteers. Each volunteer is asked about their general health, then randomly placed into one of two groups:…

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