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.


Glasshouse Air Conditioning Replacement Program complete

August 1, 2022 News

The Glasshouse Air Conditioning Replacement Program is now complete. The Project entailed replacing and upgrading of the 20 year old A/C units, mechanical services plant and equipment serving the community facilities including the Station, gymnasium and pool and change rooms. Extent of works: Full refurbishment of the Pool Hall heat exchanger air handling plant and…

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April 26, 2022 News

Those persons interested in improving Pyrmont Public Transport are invited to attend a workshop at Pyrmont Community Centre, this Saturday 30th April at 10:00am. The workshop will be facilitated to identify the outcomes we want and need in our transport systems. If you are interested in what is happening in the area regarding transport, or…

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Cultures of the World Fest

April 1, 2022 News

Cultures of the World Fest tomorrow (Saturday 2 April) will be held at Ultimo School (under cover) from 1:00-7:30 pm. Cultures of the World celebrates diversity and the beautiful and powerful impact the arts have in our communities. You will be able to enjoy live performances from amazing artists and musicians from culturally and linguistically…

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Covid cancels history talk

March 15, 2022 News

Unfortunately Anna Clark’s family has covid, so her talk about Fisheries cannot be held this Sunday. We hope to hold it later in the year. For information, contact Donald on 0429 679 204

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Covid-19 restrictions ease

December 14, 2021 News

  From tomorrow, covid-19 restrictions will ease – https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/easing-covid-19-restrictions/opening-in-dec Therefore there will be: No person limit on the Station or the Glasshouse; No requirement to check into the Station or the Glasshouse (except for the gym); No requirement for a covid safety plan; No masks.

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December 6, 2021 News

Next Sunday sing along with Pyrmont Sings! 1:40 on Refinery Square. Download all the words to have on your phone, or download a pdf here and print them out. On Friday 17 December join the Live Nativity on Quarry Green Ultimo, and sing along to tell the Christmas story, with 3 kings on camels, shepherds…

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November 4, 2021 News

Owing to the changed rules requiring people in meetings to be fully vaccinated, the AGM is postponed to Wednesday 9 February 2022 in the Station.

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November 5, 2021 News

From Monday 8 November, the Glasshouse pool and gym will open up again. The pool will be accessible to everyone who is fully vaccinated. The change rooms will be open again, but please observe sensible physical distancing. Please continue to shower at home before you come, or in the change-rooms, as this allows for better…

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Glasshouse will open

October 7, 2021 News

Now that the premier has updated the rules about indoor pools (as we hoped he might), we are able to open the Glasshouse pool and gym as of Monday 11 October. The new rules state: All roadmap freedoms at 70% and 80% will continue to be for fully vaccinated people only. From Monday 11 October,…

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Station opens again

October 5, 2021 News

The Community Association Executive Committee has decided to open the Station from next Monday (11 October) on condition that: Everyone must be fully vaccinated; Everyone must QR scan or sign in; The person booking is responsible for both of the above; Maximum 26 people. We are waiting for clear advice before deciding when to open…

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