SINGAPORE - All 15 town councils received top scores for estate cleanliness and lift performance, in the latest town council management report released today.
The top grade - a green banding - is part of the colour-coded scoring system that took effect last year. Red is the lowest rating, while amber is a medium score.
All town councils, with the exception of Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC), also scored well in corporate governance, an indicator of compliance with the Town Council Act and Financial Rules such as the fair awarding of tenders.
AHPETC's score for corporate governance is pending as it has yet to submit its audited financial statements and reports.
In service and conservancy charges arrears management, all town councils received the green rating except AHPETC and Potong Pasir Town Council, which were graded red and amber respectively.
The area of estate maintenance is one of concern with more than half of the town councils receiving the amber grade.
The only town councils to have received the green grade in estate maintenance are: Ang Mo Kio, Bishan-Toa Payoh, Moulmein-Kallang, Potong Pasir, Sembawang-Nee Soon and Tanjong Pagar.
The Ministry of National Development said in the report that common area obstructions need to be improved on as these are potential fire hazards and can hamper evacuation efforts during emergencies.