Singapore residents will have a say in what comes up on the island's southern shore.
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has pitched six possibilities for the development of a 1,000ha swathe of land from the Labrador Park area to Marina South, which it calls the Greater Southern Waterfront. It has also invited the public to provide feedback on the ideas.
The "preliminary conceptual plans" that the URA will unveil in its Draft Master Plan 2013 today include etching out a 30km-long, uninterrupted waterfront promenade. Alternatively, the waterfront could be split into several districts, each with its unique character and experiences.
Another idea is to construct a reservoir between Tanjong Pagar and Pulau Brani. The catchment area could retain rainwater collected from the Greater Southern Waterfront and store excess water from the Marina Reservoir. URA also suggested creating a network of attractive canals.
Green and open spaces such as Labrador Park, Berlayer Creek, Mount Faber and the hillock on Pulau Brani could be connected and eventually linked to Gardens by the Bay. Other alternatives are to turn the plot into a waterfront city and central business district, or to extend the Central Linear Park.
The plot of waterfront land - three times the size of Marina Bay - will be freed up after the relocation of the City Terminals by 2027 and Pasir Panjang Terminal thereafter.
Members of the public can give their feedback on the proposals for the Greater Southern Waterfront, and the Draft Master Plan 2013, by visiting www.ura.gov.sg/MS/DMP2013
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