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.


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 once renovations are complete – (Monday the 8th of March); 5 people can use the gym at a time including personal trainers (the 4.0 sq metre rule still applies to…

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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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City libraries reopen


All library locations, including the newly refurbished Glebe Library,  are open. Most branches are open to visit for up to 4 hours per day to browse and borrow, study, work, read and use the computers. At other locations, borrowing is available using a contactless reserve and collect service.Click here for service details and information about…

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December 12, 2020 News

Sing Christmas carols with Pyrmont Sings! and a brass quartet. Friday 18 December 6-7pm, Refinery Square, sit on the the grass (or bring a chair), bring family and friends, food and drink if you wish. No need to book a space, but one of your group should scan in on arrival – wandering choristers will…

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Sing-along Christmas Carols in Refinery Square

November 27, 2020 News

1 Once in royal David’s city 1 Once in royal David’s city Stood a lowly cattle shed, Where a mother laid her Baby In a manger for His bed: Mary was that mother mild, Jesus Christ her little Child. 2. He came down to earth from heaven, Who is God and Lord of all, And…

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Glasshouse update 9 november

November 9, 2020 News

Access to the Glasshouse will be locked from 5am tomorrow Tuesday 10 November. Residents who have booked will need to obtain a swipe from security that must be returned at the end of the hour.

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November 6, 2020 News

The following procedure will apply from Monday 9 November 2020: Standard fobs will not enable access to the Glasshouse; Residents must book a time for the gym/pool with security or the RSM; Residents are asked to download the Service NSW app on their phone; Residents with bookings will report to the Gatehouse with their phone…

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Ultimo Pyrmont Christmas Appeal 2020

November 1, 2020 News

Help spread Christmas cheer to neighbours in need. Uniting Harris Community Centre and MustardSeed Uniting Church have worked with the local community for many years to support vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families in the Ultimo Pyrmont area. This year we are collecting new school supplies and monetary donations: New school supplies can be dropped…

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