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SG URA: Draft Master Plan revealed

Property Here - Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has revealed details of its Draft Master Plan 2013, titled ‘Our Future, Our Home’ with the aim of building townships for all ages that are green, healthy, connected, strong in community interaction and spirit, and to bring quality jobs closer to home.

In a statement, URA said that Singaporeans will continue to enjoy a good quality living environment in new housing areas at Bidadari, Tampines North and Punggol. Established towns such as Sembawang, Yishun, Hougang, and Choa Chu Kang will be rejuvenated with new homes, providing more options for those who prefer to live near their families for mutual care. 

A range of housing types will be provided in new and existing estates. Every new and existing town will boast a quality living environment, with green and community spaces for residents to relax and interact. Walkability and cycling routes will be key features, alongside a good distribution of amenities.

The housing concepts at Marina South and Kampong Bugis will be fenceless, green housing developments to encourage community interaction. These features will provide a conducive environment for pedestrians and cyclists. 

The statement added that to enable Singaporeans to work closer to home, reduce commuting time and ease congestion during peak hours, the government will continue to grow regional employment centres such as Jurong Lake District, Tampines Regional Centre and Paya Lebar Central. 

New growth areas across the entire stretch of the North Coast Innovation Corridor will begin to take shape with the Woodlands Regional Centre and the Punggol Learning Corridor and Creative Cluster. New industrial sites at CleanTech Park, Wenya, Jurong West and Tuas in the west, and Seletar West and Lorong Halus in the north-east, will offer new job opportunities. 

Details of the Plan feature in an exhibition which will take place until December 19 at The URA Centre, ground floor atrium, 45 Maxwell Road. Opening hours are from 8.30am until 6.30pm Monday to Friday, and from 9am until 5pm on Saturdays. Admission is free.