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 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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Glasshouse pool and gym closure reviewed

October 30, 2020 News

In response to the concerns of many regular (and responsible) gym and pool users, the arrangements have been reviewed. We wish to stress that the decision to close the Glasshouse pool and gym temporarily was made out of frustration with some residents not supporting the objective of protecting our community, thus spoiling it for everyone.…

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Local psychologist Noelene Rose is doing research into mental health as part of her PhD. The study is examining the relationship between mental health and various personality traits. She is looking for people willing to complete an online questionnaire, which should take 10-15 minutes. For information download her flyer.

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Pool and Gym closed Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th November

October 29, 2020 News

The Glasshouse pool and gym will be closed next week from Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th November. Too many people are ignoring the rules made by NSW Government to keep everyone safe from Covid-19 – eg Ensure the number of people in a gym does not exceed one person per 4 square metres of space.…

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September 29, 2020 News

Many people, community groups and businesses made submissions on the draft strategy, including suggestions on how to move forward. They can be read on the Department of Planning website.

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Will we have Christmas in Pyrmont this year? Of course we will – Christmas trees, the Christmas story, presents, family get togethers, too much to eat and drink. Will the community celebrate Christmas in Pyrmont together? Yes and no. No, we will not have our annual event – we will postpone this to 2021 –…

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Have your Say about the Future of Pyrmont

August 21, 2020 News

A draft Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy has been released for public feedback – up to 13 September. It is intended to set guidelines for development for the next 20 years. You can download the strategy and supporting studies at https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/pyrmontpeninsula . There is a heavy emphasis on economic development, while stating that “For the economic…

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August 17, 2020 News

A free community run group for locals & friends meets every Sunday 6:30am. This group offers motivation and the opportunity to meet other locals that share this passion. Suitable whether you have just started running or you run marathons. Everyone welcome! Please call Karen 0408 477 778 to reserve your place. Limited to 20 people.

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