HDB wants feedback from Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Pasir Ris residents for town revamps

HDB wants feedback from Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Pasir Ris residents for town revamps
Rejuvenation of Toa Payoh Town Centre and Town Park

SINGAPORE - HDB will be holding focus groups for residents of Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Pasir Ris to share their views on the Remaking Our Heartland (ROH) programme, ahead of rejuvenation plans for these towns.

Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Pasir Ris are the third batch of towns to be rejuvenated under the ROH programme. This was announced earlier this year in March. 

The ROH programme aims to transform Singapore's young, middle-aged and mature HDB towns and estates into distinctive and endearing homes for Singaporeans.

Punggol, Yishun and Dawson were the first towns selected in 2007 to undergo ROH, followed by East Coast, Hougang and Jurong Lake areas in 2011.

Under the ROH plans, Toa Payoh Town Centre will be given a facelift, while more recreational spaces will be introduced on the Woodlands waterfront along the Straits of Johor.

As for Pasir Ris, residents can expect exciting new developments at the Town Centre.

HDB will gather feedback from the residents and local community stakeholders of these towns to get a better understanding of residents' experiences and views about their towns, and to get ideas from them to build a better living environment in their towns through the ROH proposals.

HDB said it hopes to understand the identity of each town from the perspective of the residents, and find out which public spaces are important to them and how these places could be enhanced to promote interaction among residents.

Connectivity networks within the towns will also be examined to see how these could be improved to allow HDB to better formulate plans and facilities that will benefit as many residents as possible.

About 500 residents and stakeholders of Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Pasir Ris will be invited to participate in Focus Group sessions in June 2015.

Residents can sign up to participate in the Focus Group Sessions by logging on to the ROH website (http://heartland.hdb.gov.sg/roh3_public_consultation.html).

Closing date for registration is 1 Jun 2015.

cynloh@sph.com.sg

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