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.



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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Rules for community facilities tightened

July 31, 2020 News

In line with tighter government restrictions on gyms, the following will apply to the Glasshouse gym. If these are not adhered to, the gym will be closed. You must book a time with RSM (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri – 8565 9400) or security (8565 9494). Unfortunately you cannot see vacancies or book online. Only 5…

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Changes to building management

July 1, 2020 News

From 1 July, there will be several changes in building management personnel. All managers except Regatta Wharf and Mount Street Terraces will be housed in the estate management office, 45 Bowman Street. Sky building managers will continue to occupy the Pot Still Room during August. It will be available for meetings (for 4 people at…

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Community facilities begin to open up again

May 28, 2020 News

Restrictions are being eased for strata facilities. See the relevant page for new rules for the Glasshouse pool and gym, the Station and the Pot Still Room. However, the general rules still apply: Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use the hand sanitisers provided, especially after touching frequently touched surfaces…

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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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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)


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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