News: URA Master Plan 2019 Formalised

Nov 28, 2019

The former Bukit Timah Fire Station and Railway Station Staff Quarters have been gazetted for conservation. Photo: Facebook

Singapore’s development for the next 10 to 15 years was formalised on Wednesday (27 Nov), after the government released URA Master Plan 2019, reported The Business Times.

According to the plan, the former Bukit Timah Fire Station and Railway Station Staff Quarters have been gazetted for conservation.

The gazette ends the examination of the Draft Master Plan 2019, which was exhibited inside URA’s premises from March to June.

At least 25,000 members of the public and stakeholders visited the exhibition to learn more about the proposals, with around 6,000 visitors also utilising the guided tours by URA staff and volunteers.

To reach more residents, regional plans were exhibited from July to August at Westgate, Our Tampines Hub, Waterway Point, Junction 8 and Causeway Point.

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“Over the past few years, URA has engaged stakeholders, including residents, interest groups, professional institutes, grassroots leaders and advisers, on our plans,” said URA in a statement.

URA noted that the feedback gathered from these exhibitions have helped shape its draft plans.

“In particular, stakeholder feedback from these sessions helped to refine the original plans for Kallang River, Jurong Lake District, Farrer Park, Holland Plain and Lorong Chuan, and shape our plans to support the rejuvenation of Orchard Road and the Central Business District,” said the authority.

“The refined plans were subsequently exhibited as part of Draft Master Plan 2019. The early engagement had also allowed planners to update stakeholders on the actions taken prior to the Draft Master Plan 2019 exhibition.”

URA explained that feedback and suggestions for the draft plan’s proposals were used where necessary, and will be considered as detailed plans are developed for future areas.

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Victor Kang, Digital Content Specialist at PropertyGuru, edited this story. To contact him about this or other stories, email victorkang@propertyguru.com.sg

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