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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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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Christmas in Pyrmont

November 14, 2019 News

It is no surprise that we get in early to celebrate Christmas in Pyrmont on Sunday 24 November – but you will be amazed by the range and appeal of the street stalls on John Street and John Street Square. Not only can you finish your Christmas shopping: local and national performers – including Taikoz!…

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Congratulations Peter Devoy!

July 2, 2019 News

A JL resident again features in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Peter Devoy received a richly deserved Order of Australia Medal (OAM). Peter was co-founder and a tireless worker for Pyrmont Cares (pyrmontcares.org.au). Their volunteers do wonderful work collecting and recycling furniture and whitegoods to help those who need them most. For many years Peter was…

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Celebrate Pyrmont

June 10, 2019 News

Christmas in Pyrmont will be even bigger and better this year: On Sunday 24 November, from 1pm to 7pm we will occupy and animate John Street, Pyrmont Community Centre, and John Street Square. We invite local businesses to take stalls to display and sell their wares, and we are extending the entertainment for another hour.…

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Glebe Society Celebrates 50 Years!

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The Glebe Society invites us all to its 50th birthday events this month. Like Pyrmont and Ultimo, Glebe has a lively history of poverty and wealth, a tradition of radical politics and dramatic events. To celebrate this heritage, the Glebe Society is organising events from 24-30 June. They include Max Solling leading a history walk…

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