The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has launched its 2019 draft master plan (Master Plan is reviewed every 5 years and the last review was made in 2014) – a blueprint which guides Singapore’s development of land and property in the medium term over the next 10 to 15 years.

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Here are the key points in the plan which could affect your livelihood and lifestyle in the West Region of Singapore:

 

West region

 

The West Region of Singapore will remain as the country’s largest manufacturing hub and more exciting business and employment opportunities await in three new areas – Jurong Lake District (JLD), Jurong Innovation District (JID) and Tuas Port. Both JLD and JID will serve as a test-bed to new urban solutions and infrastructures.

 

  • JLD will serve as the largest mixed-use business district outside the CBD. The 360-hectare JLD offers quality offices, housing, a range of amenities; abundance of green spaces and a complementary leisure and recreational cluster has also been planned around Jurong Lake. 4 new MRT lines will serve the district by 2035 providing the community with enhanced accessibility to the rest of the island, including direct links to the CBD, Changi Airport and JID.

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Artist’s Impression of JLD. Source: URA

 

  • JID will be served by 6 future Jurong Region Line stations and it will function as an industrial district for advanced manufacturing, supporting an ecosystem of manufacturers, technology providers, researchers and education institutions with Nanyang Technological University situated nearby.

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Artist’s Impression of JID. Source: URA

 

  • The next-generation port, Tuas Terminal will be fully operational by 2040.

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Artist’s Impression of the Tuas Mega Port. Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

 

  • Future Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) will aid in easing commuting woes.

 

  • Jurong West and Tengah Town can look forward to a new 11km-long sky corridor for a seamless travelling experience.

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Artist’s Impression of Sky Corridor. Source: URA

 

  • Future Jurong Canal Drive Extension will serve buses only, in an effort to connect the two ‘car-lite’ districts – Tengah and JLD.  Existing footpaths and bike lanes will be widened and lined with shadier trees.

 

  • Existing J-Walk network will be extended to more developments.

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Artist’s Impression of J-Walk. Source: URA

 

  • Tengah Town will feature 100m-wide, 5km-long Forest Corridor, forming part of a larger ecological pathway linking the Western and Central Catchment Areas.

 

  • New housing in Dairy Farm will be designed to integrate with existing green areas.

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Artist’s Impression of Dairy Farm. Source: URA

 

  • New SAFRA Clubhouse in Choa Chu Kang will feature sheltered swimming pool with a park view, a “sky track running circuit” and an indoor children’s playground by 2022.

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Artist’s Impression of new SAFRA Clubhouse in Choa Chu Kang. Source: URA

 

  • Jurong Lake Gardens will open progressively from 2019 featuring new attractions and enhanced community spaces. This Singapore’s first national gardens in the heartlands also offers nature-themed and water play areas, lifestyle and sports facilities, as well as a restored swamp forest and wetlands.

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Artist’s Impression of Jurong Lake Gardens. Source: URA