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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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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The Dry Bulk Carrier Ananya Naree

December 29, 2013 News

This vessel will unload gypsum for approximately five days from Saturday night.  It will operate 24 hours a day. No daytime noise limit is applicable, but noise limits do apply during the evening (6pm to 10pm) and night (10pm to 7am or 8am Sundays & Public Holidays). The previous gypsum unloading in October exceeded the…

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Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island

December 21, 2013 News

Sydney’s new temporary home for trade and consumer exhibitions is opening soon. A drop-in community information session will be held at the Station on 15 January from 1.30 to 3pm. You may arrive at any time during the session. It will focus on: Introducing the operator, leading venue management company AEG Ogden Upcoming events, including…

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Thanks to generous jl residents

December 16, 2013 News

Thank you to all the generous Jacksons Landing residents who donated food and toys to the Harris Community Centre’s Christmas Appeal. Hampers are made up and delivered to 70 families in Ultimo and Pyrmont who are doing it tough. As we all know, Christmas is a great time when all is well; and can be…

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Raffle winners

December 5, 2013 News

Here are the winners of the Christmas in Pyrmont raffle. Heartfelt thanks to all the generous prize donors. • Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre Family Membership – Ian MacDonald • NYE in Lord Mayor’s VIP Viewing Area – Tricia Fraser • Pyrmont Restaurants – SM • Jewellery – Hugh Fraser • Pamper Package – Brooke Aitken…

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Christmas in Pyrmont

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Christmas in Pyrmont, on Sunday 1 December, showed off the high spirits and camaraderie of the suburb. Eighty volunteers (81 if you include Santa Claus) threw themselves into the organisation; a dozen performance groups entertained (all except Lah Lah were local); and several hundred children chatted to a weary Santa, consulted animal welfare and cycling…

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Community Association AGM

October 14, 2013 News

The Community Association Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 9 October, attended by most of the proxies (representatives) of the strata plans in Jacksons Landing. A comprehensive presentation of the year’s activities was presented by the Chair, Colin Knowles, together with a summary of the sale of the old estate management office and the…

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Revision of rules for use of community facilities

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The Community Association is reviewing the rules for use of the community facilities – the Station, tennis courts, Glasshouse pool and gym. Draft revisions have been sent to all strata executive committees, and can be downloaded from this page for comment by any resident. Please email comments to the Assets Subcommittee by 31 October. Final…

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Revised operations for unloading gypsum at Glebe Island

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There is some concern about changes in the way that gypsum is imported to Glebe Island, in particular possible dust and noise impacts on the local community. Sydney Ports will monitor the revised operations very closely to ensure compliance with the conditions of the planning approval for Glebe Island 1 and 2, Knauf’s Operational Environmental…

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