The Draft Master Plan 2019 gives Jurong Lake District a big boost, noted Foo Mee Har, the Member of Parliament for West Coast GRC. The Draft Master Plan 2019 gives the western region of Singapore many new developments and concepts, she said in her Facebook.
In explaining how the Draft Master Plan 2019 gives Jurong Lake District a big boost, she said:
“Visited the Draft Master Plan 2019 exhibition. I was excited to learn about the many new developments and concepts being planned for the western region and across Singapore.
– 200,000 new jobs in Jurong Lake District and Jurong Innovation District
– 360-hectare Jurong Lake District will be the largest mixed-use business district outside the city centre, with housing, amenities, abundant green spaces and will have 4 MRT lines serving the district
– Many innovative and exciting new ideas for leisure, transport and land use across Singapore
Definitely worth a visit – the exhibition will run from 27 Mar to 24 May 2019 for public viewing and feedback.”
Draft Master Plan 2019 gives exciting business and employment opportunities for Singaporeans in three new employment areas — Jurong Lake District (JLD), Jurong Innovation District (JID) and Tuas Port. JLD and JID will test-bed new urban solutions and infrastructure to create more pleasant working and living environments for all.
The 360-hectare JLD will be the largest mixed-use business district outside the city centre, with quality offices, housing, amenities and abundant green spaces. A complementary leisure and recreational cluster has also been planned around Jurong Lake to leverage on the area’s unique lakeside and garden setting.
Offering pedestrians shelter in JLD come rain or shine, the existing J-Walk network will be extended to more developments. Beyond being just a linkway between malls, the elevated pedestrian network will also have programmes for fitness enthusiasts to clock more steps while moving around the district.
With 4 MRT lines serving the district by 2035, residents, workers and visitors will have enhanced accessibility to the rest of the island, including direct connections to the CBD, Changi Airport and JID.
The development of JLD will revolve around 4 key themes:
Jurong Innovation District
Served by 6 future Jurong Region Line stations, JID will be an industrial district for advanced manufacturing, supporting an ecosystem of manufacturers, technology providers, researchers and education institutions with Nanyang Technological University nearby.
Workers and residents of nearby Jurong West and Tengah towns can look forward to a new 11-kilometre-long sky corridor that allows pedestrians, cyclists and autonomous shuttles to move seamlessly within the precinct to nearby transport hubs and exciting lifestyle options.
JID is envisioned to be:
By leveraging on advanced automation and more efficient processes, this next-generation port can handle 65 million TEUs when fully operational by the 2040s, twice the volume handled by our ports today. The port’s global reach and connectivity can also benefit factories in Tuas and Jurong with quicker production-to-market turnarounds.
Journeying with ease:
Come 2035, the West will be served by 6 rail lines, connecting more residents to key employment, recreation and leisure areas. With the introduction of the Jurong Region Line and Cross Island Line, residents will have more commuting options. The future Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) will allow commuters to switch between transport modes more conveniently and add vibrancy to the area. (Note: The western stretch of the Cross Island Line is currently under study.)
Jurong Canal Drive Extension
The future Jurong Canal Drive Extension will be designed for buses only, connecting two ‘car-lite’ districts – Tengah and JLD. Existing footpaths and bike lanes will be widened and lined with shadier trees for a more pleasant walking and cycling experience. This new mobility corridor will form part of a regional transit-only network connecting other towns in future.
Draft Master Plan 2019 gives momentum to the excitement by focusing on the 360-hectare Jurong Lake District.
Jurong Lake Gardens
Jurong Lake Gardens will be Singapore’s first national gardens in the heartlands, bringing nature closer to homes. It will open progressively from 2019, with new attractions and enhanced community spaces to serve residents, workers and visitors. As a people’s gardens, residents can look forward to nature-themed and water play areas, lifestyle and sports facilities, as well as a restored swamp forest and wetlands.
There is now some 160 hectares of land that is yet to be developed within the 360-hectare district. Draft Master Plan 2019 promises to design a greener way of life. New housing and community facilities in the West will be nestled within lush green spaces, close to parks and nature corridors. They will be developed sensitively, allowing biodiversity to thrive and co-exist in harmony with humans. By integrating developments with greenery, residents will be able to enjoy a good quality living environment.
Draft Master Plan 2019 will enable the discovering of nature at every corner. With new parks and enhancements to existing green spaces and waterways, communities will be able to get closer to nature for leisure and recreation. These green and blue networks will also help to enhance biodiversity in our living and working environments.
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