The Master Plan is a land use plan that guides Singapore’s development needs over the next 10 to 15 years.
The Draft Master Plan 2019 was announced on the 27th of March 2019. It focuses on planning for inclusive, sustainable, and green neighbourhoods with spaces for community and amenities for all to enjoy. The proposals also include rejuvenating our familiar places, and creating capacity for the future.
More Homes in City Centre to Inject Vibrancy
The Central Business District (CBD) Incentive Scheme, which will kick in when the Master Plan is gazetted later in 2019, will apply to the Anson Road, Cecil Street, Shenton Way, Robinson Road and Tanjong Pagar areas. There are currently over 3,000 dwelling units there. Predominantly office buildings, which have been built or significantly refurbished at least 20 years ago, are eligible.
They will get a plot ratio increase of between 25% and 30%, depending on their location and land use, which could range from a hotel to a condominium with some shops on the ground floor. This may help inject new life into this major business node, and see streets filled with hip restaurants, bars and boutique gyms, which have emerged in fringe CBD areas like Boat Quay, Circular Road and Telok Ayer.
The authorities also plan to introduce new homes in Marina Bay and Marina South, for example, through the Government Land Sales programme, but the breakdown on the number of housing units and development timeframe for the various areas will be subject to market conditions.
The Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) said in an earlier statement that the plan would “bring more homes to where jobs are, and cut down on commuting times for workers to and from work”.
Underground Plans for Three Districts
District-level underground plans, released for the first time under the URA Draft Master Plan, will help the nation build deeper and wider, freeing up more surface land for people-centric uses. Three-dimensional subterranean maps of Marina Bay, Jurong Innovation District and Punggol Digital District were rolled out at the launch of the Draft Master Plan at the URA Centre in Maxwell Road.
Redevelopment of Paya Lebar Air Base
Work on the area will start after 2030, when the air base is vacated and the site will be transformed into a new town with jobs and amenities.
The 800ha site vacated by Paya Lebar Air Base will have residential and commercial developments, and work on the area – which is bigger than Ang Mo Kio town – will start after 2030.
Visit the Draft Master Plan 2019 Exhibition
27 Mar to 24 May 2019
Monday to Friday – 8.30am to 6.30pm
Saturday – 9.00am to 5.00pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays