SINGAPORE– More than a year after strategies were first introduced to liberate prime land for development by settling all container port activities in Tuas, Singaporeans have been offered a look of the vast makeover that can take place along the Republic’s southerly front.
Preliminary conceptual plans introduced by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) under its draft Master Plan consist of an uninterrupted 30km stretch of beachfront boardwalk that extends from Labrador Park to Marina South and includes Pulau Brani, a brand-new tank developed between the offshore island and Tanjong Pagar, and brand-new property and commercial districts along the coast.
The Greater Southern Waterfront– with an acreage about three times the size of Marina Bay– is “visualized to be a seamless extension of the city as well as will certainly open brand-new live-work-play possibilities”, the URA said.
The area was determined in the Land Use Plan published at the start of the year as one of 2 brand-new industrial nodes. Throughout the National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong additionally mentioned it when he delineated enthusiastic lasting advancement plans.
The URA said the plan for this “large endeavour” will certainly be exercised over the coming years and also it welcomes suggestions from the general public for the new waterfront location.
The relocation of the City Terminals at Tanjong Pagar, Keppel and also Pulau Brani by 2027 as well as the Pasir Panjang Terminal afterwards will liberate 1,000 ha of land for development.
The suggested storage tank could keep rainwater from the Greater Southern Waterfront and store excess water from Marina Reservoir. Differentiated beachfront districts could be built in areas such as Labrador, Tanjong Pagar and also Pulau Brani. A network of canals, lined with cafes as well as stores, going through the new areas comprising reduced- as well as mid-rise growths is additionally on the cards.
The city centre might likewise be prolonged southwards as well as be integrated with real estate and also companies at the waterside.
The land that will be freed up by the moving of the container terminals may additionally allow for an expansion of public areas. The Central Linear Park connecting Marina Boulevard to Straits Boulevard can extend into the Greater Southern Waterfront, creating a pedestrian web link to the location. This brand-new axis could be designated a car-free zone, the authority claimed.
An eco-friendly corridor connecting Labrador Park, Berlayer Creek as well as Mount Faber to Pulau Brani can likewise be produced as well as be linked to the Gardens by the Bay and the islandwide green network.
The beachfront boardwalk– where people can jog, cycle or take a leisurely walk– will certainly link up all the places of rate of interest along the Greater Southern Waterfront and also provide a “distinct and also differed waterfront experience”, it included.
The recommended storage tank could maintain rain from the Greater Southern Waterfront and shop excess water from Marina Reservoir. Set apart beachfront areas could be constructed in areas such as Labrador, Tanjong Pagar and Pulau Brani. The Central Linear Park connecting Marina Boulevard to Straits Boulevard could prolong right into the Greater Southern Waterfront, creating a pedestrian link to the area.
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