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.



February 1, 2019 News

Bus 389 is far less convenient that the older 443 to Circular Quay. We now have to catch the ferry via Balmain and North Sydney or use 2 buses or the light rail + bus to get to the Quay. Would you rather a similar route to 443, (perhaps down Macquarie or Elizabeth St from…

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Providence and Christmas in Pyrmont

December 9, 2018 News

In the calm interval between red dust storms and record-breaking rain storms, Christmas in Pyrmont enjoyed perfect weather on 25 November for the annual street fair, Santa’s visit and lots of live music.  Thanks to sponsors, fabulous raffle prizes and a wide range of stalls, the organisers will distribute $91,200 – $30,000 each to Barnardos,…

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Photo, Art and Craft Exhibition Best Yet

October 31, 2018 News

The annual Pyrmont Photo, Art and Craft Exhibition featured many beautiful photos, as well as the work of several local artists, and wraps made for Wrap With Love. Regatta Wharf resident Trish Curotta won the People's Choice prize with her stunning photo of Winter Sunrise at Coogee:      

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October 29, 2018 News

The recent Community Association AGM elected Mary Mortimer (chair), Neville Monk (secretary), Amanda Cook (treasurer), Carol Limmer, Pat McVean, Cam Seccombe and Louise Sylvan as its Executive Committee for 2018-19. Some stratas nominated no-one, and some nominees declined to serve. It is disappointing that only seven people are willing to do the work involved in…

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Community Association Executive Committee meeting postponed

August 7, 2018 News

Unfortunately the meeting of the Community Association Executive Committee scheduled for 8 August has had to be postponed to Monday 27 August – 7pm at the Station.

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Another honour for a JL resident

August 1, 2018 News

Louise Sylvan, who lives in the Elizabeth, received the award of Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queens Birthday honours list. Louise emigrated to Australia in 1983 and after working with the ANU for a couple of years, returned to her passion for consumer rights and became founding director of the Consumers’…

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Short-term letting

June 27, 2018 News

As the State Government tries to decide how (or if) to regulate short term letting, it has passed a bill through the House of Assembly to the Upper House.  MPs are lobbied by friends and foes of this industry, and this is such a passionate debate that major issues are unresolved. How (for example) to…

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Updated revision of rules for community facilities

May 28, 2018 News

Residents have commented on the proposed revisions to the rules, and the updated draft is here. We will check with our insurer that the revisions do not incur any unforeseen risks, and then the Community Association will make a decision. Owners are welcome to attend CA Executive Committee meetings, and comment on issues that concern…

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Powerhouse is Going…

April 29, 2018 News

This email was sent from: Suzy Randjelovic <Suzy.Randjelovic@arts.nsw.gov.au> On Behalf Of CRT MAAS Project Mailbox Today the NSW Government announced that the Powerhouse Museum will completely relocate to stunning new premises in Parramatta and accommodate Australia’s largest and most advanced planetarium.  The new and expanded world-class Powerhouse Museum will form the centrepiece of a new arts and cultural…

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