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.



June 8, 2021 News

The Community Association Executive Committee meeting tomorrow 9 June in the Station will commence at 6pm instead of 7pm. This is a one-off change. All JL residents are welcome to attend.

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Fob access to the Glasshouse is restored

May 21, 2021 News

Fob access has been restored to the Glasshouse pool and gym for residents. Everyone still needs to scan the QR code on the door, or sign in at the entry if you don’t have your phone with you. It is vital that everyone scans or signs in, and observes physical distancing where possible, especially in…

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May 4, 2021 News

Interviewees are being sought for a research study investigating how mothers whose grown-up children have now moved out of the family home (empty-nester mothers) experience and manage their work and family lives. The study is open to mothers living in Pyrmont who are or have been in paid work. The study has no specific age…

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Researchers at RMIT University need adult volunteers to participate in a study examining the relationship between mental health and various personality traits. It involves undertaking an online questionnaire. You will be asked a series of simple questions such as your age, gender, educational level and employment. You will then be asked a series a questions…

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Osteoporosis in Post Menopausal Women Research Study


Serena Chong is a junior medical registrar at Concord Hospital, helping with a study of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women. The study looks at relationships between estrogen, vitamin D and bone mineral density in women aged 50 to 70 after menopause. Interview subjects must not have taken vitamin supplements in the last four months, no previous…

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Glasshouse Gym and Pool Restrictions Ease

March 28, 2021 News

From Monday 29 March: users MUST log in and out via the QR Code every time they use the gym or pool; users MUST use the supplied sanitised wipes to sanitise machines & other equipment when they have finished with them; users MUST use common sense in respect of numbers, i.e. if they see the…

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Community Centre extends opening hours

March 1, 2021 News

The centre’s hours have been extended: Monday to Thursday 9am to 9pm; Friday 9am to 6pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm. The following activities are available. These will be increased as bookings are made and staffing arrangements are adjusted. Mondays – The library link is available from 10am to 2:30pm.  You can drop in…

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New arrangements for the Glasshouse

February 28, 2021 News

The Community Association has decided to ease restrictions in the Glasshouse from tomorrow Monday 1 March. This means that the change rooms will be available now renovations are complete; 5 people can use the gym at a time including personal trainers (the 4.0 sq metre rule still applies to gyms); 10 people (or family groups)…

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Up to 50 people now allowed in the Station

February 18, 2021 News

NSW Health now allows indoor activities with physical distancing of 2 square metres per person. This will enable the number allowed for events in the Station to be increased to 50.

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January 15, 2021 News

Sugarfest, conducted by Australian South Sea Islanders Port Jackson, will be held in Pirrama Park on Australia Day, 26 January. This is a Covid Safe parkland event and all participants must register and BYO food basket, sunscreen, sun hat and refillable water bottle (spring water on site).  Tickets are $20.  A waterproof blanket will be…

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