URA strives for a greener, more resilient, and more inclusive Singapore

/ EdgeProp Singapore
March 28, 2019 8:06 AM SGT
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has unveiled key proposals focusing on a more inclusive, sustainable, and resilient city under the Draft Master Plan 2019.
Future residential precincts will continue the themes of sustainability, and community-centric and car-lite lifestyles. Co-locating amenities will be available in one-stop hubs such as the upcoming Bukit Canberra and Punggol Town Hub, and more than 90% of households will be within walking distance of a park. There will also be more Active, Beautiful, Clean (ABC) Waters projects over the next five years.
The island-wide network of play corridors, parks, sports facilities and green spaces will be expanded, with about 1,000ha of upcoming parks and park connectors. This includes key recreational corridors like the Round Island Route, Rail Corridor, Kallang River, Coast-to-Coast Trail, Bukit Timah-Rochor green walk, and park connectors like the 50km stretch of Greater Rustic Coast that links Changi to Lim Chu Kang in the Round Island Route.
The Rail Corridor will be more connected by 2021 to neighbouring estates like Queenstown, Buona Vista, Beauty World and Sungei Kadut. The former Station Master’s Quarters and Bukit Timah Fire Station will be conserved. The site will be transformed into a gateway node with a visitor centre.
The number of people staying within the Central Area will be increased as a variety of homes and amenities are planned in areas such as Downtown, Marina South and Rochor. Apart from being enhanced as a lifestyle destination, Orchard Road will also connect the Singapore Botanic Gardens and Fort Canning Park. New housing and amenities will be added in areas such as Bayshore, Dakota Crescent, and Farrer Park.
Three major gateways in the west, north and east are being planned. The western gateway comprises Jurong Lake District, Jurong Innovation District and Tuas Terminal. The future Jurong Region and Cross Island Lines will improve transport connectivity. Two major universities, the Nanyang Technological University and the National University of Singapore, are also in the vicinity, to boost synergies through knowledge sharing and collaborations between industries and academia.
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