URA finalises latest master plan after review of proposals
On Wednesday, an urban master plan which will guide Singapore’s future development for the next 10-15 years was formally approved.
In a press release issued on the same date, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), said that the gazetted Master Plan 2019 also included the former Bukit Timah fire station and the Railway Station Staff Quarters.
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URA added that feedback from stakeholders gathered through focus groups and dialogues, workshops, briefings, and exhibitions helped shape the draft plans.
The gazette closes the review on the Draft Master Plan 2019 which was displayed at URA premises between March and June of this year.
The authority stated that the feedback received from stakeholders during these sessions was instrumental in refining the original plans for Kallang River and Jurong Lake District. It also helped refine plans for Farrer Park and Holland Plain, as well as the plans to revitalize Orchard Road.
Over 25,000 stakeholders, members of the general public and URA staff visited the exhibition to learn more about the proposals. Approximately 6,000 people also signed up for guided tours led by URA staff and volunteers.
URA stated that they have been working with stakeholders for the last few years. This includes residents, interest groups and professional institutes as well as grassroots leaders, advisers and community leaders.
These refined plans were then exhibited in the Draft Master Plan 2019 exhibition. Early engagement also enabled planners to inform stakeholders of the actions undertaken prior to the Draft Master Plan 2019.
URA stated that feedback and suggestions for the draft plan proposals have been incorporated as appropriate and will be taken into consideration when the authority develops plans for future areas.