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Singapore URA’s New Masterplan Offers Poplation a Better Home for the Future

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Published on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 14:45
Written by Super User
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) announced the opening of the Draft Master Plan 2013 exhibition today. The key focus of the Draft Master Plan 2013 is to build townships for all ages that are green, healthy, connected, strong in community interaction and spirit, and to bring quality jobs closer to home.

The Draft Master Plan 2013 aims to make Singapore a better home for our people through:

  • Providing a quality living environment with a variety of housing options
  • Bringing quality jobs closer to home and growing the financial and business hub in the city
  • Expanding green and recreational spaces for all
  • Building an endearing home
  • Enhancing our transport connectivity and accessibility
  • Enlivening our public spaces

A quality living environment

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.

As part of the commitment to more jobs near home Singapore will set aside land to grow its new diversified economy and bring jobs closer to home in regional employment centres such as Jurong Lake District, Tampines Regional Centre, and Paya Lebar Central.

The relocation of the City Terminals by 2027 and Pasir Panjang Terminal thereafter will free up 1,000 ha of land for future development. The Greater Southern Waterfront is envisioned to be a seamless extension of the city and will open up new live-work-play opportunities.

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