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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Cargo ship still at Glebe Island

May 25, 2020 News

The departure of the ship ‘Huanghai Advance,’ currently at berth at Glebe Island, has been delayed. This is due to the prevailing adverse weather conditions and subsequent suspension of pilotage services in the ports of Sydney Harbour and Botany. Poor weather conditions resulting in high winds and swell are persisting off the east coast. Port…

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When will the Glasshouse pool open?

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Government regulation requires that shared recreational facilities should be closed. These include: swimming pools, saunas and spas barbeques gyms rooftop gardens indoor recreation rooms (for example, games rooms) – this includes the Station outdoor or indoor playgrounds It is rumoured that the restriction on swimming pools will soon be lifted. The Community Association is preparing…

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Tennis courts now open for doubles

May 17, 2020 News

Doubles play is now allowed on our tennis courts. However the COVID-19 rules still apply: Wash/sterilise your hands before and after you play and avoid touching your face while playing. Be aware of what surfaces you touch. No more than 4 players per court. Do not change ends. Maintain social distancing (1.5m) at all times.…

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TENNIS COURTS OPEN FOR SINGLES ONLY

April 2, 2020 News

 We are very pleased to advise that the tennis courts are open for singles play from 2nd April 2020 in accordance with the recently confirmed state government approval for tennis to continue. The strict social distancing rules must be observed. Arrangements for play are as follows: Play is limited to singles games only. No doubles…

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TENNIS COURTS CLOSE

March 31, 2020 News

Our tennis courts will close today. The Prime Minister says we can still exercise outside, as long as there are not more than two of us together at any time.

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ACTIVITIES CANCELLED

March 17, 2020 News

Many community activities are being cancelled or suspended to meet the requirements of social distancing, and keeping ourselves, our families and our neighbours safe from COVID-19. These include SecondHand Saturday, Pyrmont Sings! and the Pyrmont community dinner. Check with the contact person for an update.

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The Community Association is focused on the health, safety and wellbeing of the residents of Jacksons Landing, our contractors and the community. To assist in minimising the risk of the spread of COVID-19 within our community facilities, the following measures are being implemented: We continue to follow the advice from government health authorities and pass…

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Police Ask Us To Be Vigilant

February 20, 2020 News

Sydney City Police have recently identified 2 crime trends in our area, and ask the community to take appropriate steps to secure our property: Stealing of motor vehicles (motor cycles and scooters) and, Stealing from storage cages within building carparks.

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COMMUNITY BANK HAS MOVED

December 7, 2019 News

Pyrmont Community Bank is now Darling Square Community Bank. You can find it on the corner of Harbour and Little Pier Streets – a bit further away, but the same friendly neighbourhood service.

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CHRISTMAS IN PYRMONT – THE BEST YET!

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The seventh street fair was the best so far. The weather was milder and kinder, the stalls more varied, the volunteers younger, brisker and better organised, and proceedings smoother than ever. Santa was just as helpful and promising as everyone expects. We even coped with (and decorated) an old car abandoned where we wanted a…

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