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I know we have a separate property thread, but IMO, this deserves a separate discussion.

 

This area will be big, in size and impact..

 

https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/9000-housing-units-including-hdb-be-built-keppel-club-site

 

 

 

9,000 housing units, including HDB, to be built on Keppel Club site
 
NP_20190819_RAYWATERS_5055516.jpg?itok=7The Greater Southern Waterfront will stretch from Bay East to Pasir Panjang, comprising of 30km of coastline. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB
PM Lee says Greater Southern Waterfront will feature both private and public housing, area will be twice size of Punggol
RACHEL AU-YONG, POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT
Aug 19, 2019 06:00 am
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About 9,000 housing units - both public and private - will be built on the site of Keppel Club as part of the future Greater Southern Waterfront (GSW), said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

There will be private and public housing elsewhere too, he added yesterday during his National Day Rally speech, confirming for the first time that the mega waterfront development will have Housing Board flats.

In sketching out what the GSW will look like, Mr Lee said the entire area will be twice the size of Punggol town.

"Think of it as Punggol by the Bay," he quipped.

First announced in 2013, the GSW comprises 30km of coastline stretching from the Bay East area to Pasir Panjang.

 

It contains 2,000ha of land - six times the size of Marina Bay and twice the size of Punggol.

 

 

Mr Lee noted that prime land will be freed up for redevelopment after PSA moves its city terminals in Tanjong Pagar, Keppel and Pulau Brani to Tuas by 2027, as well as Pasir Panjang terminal by 2040.

 

The moves will "be an opportunity to reshape the GSW into a new place to live, work and play", he said.

On the housing element, Keppel Club will become one of the first developments in the zone, he said, showing an artist's impression of what the area would look like, though he added in jest the homes would not pop up "quite so fast".

The private golf club, whose lease expires in two years and which sits on a 44ha plot, is in between two MRT stations and near Labrador Nature Reserve.

The waterfront will be a commercial node, said Mr Lee, noting several big companies have offices near Labrador Park, such as Google, Cisco and Unilever.

"We will develop more office space in the GSW... which will bring in more jobs," he said.

"People can work near where they live, and live near where they work. This will create life and activity during the day and at night."

RECREATION OPTIONS

Mr Lee also highlighted the recreation options that will come into the area, starting with the redevelopment of two old power stations in Pasir Panjang.

The authorities launched a competition calling for ideas and winning proposals will be showcased at the end of the year.

Mr Lee also announced the possibility of a "Downtown South" resort on Pulau Brani.

On how these plans came about, Mr Lee said during a Cabinet meeting, labour chief Ng Chee Meng had asked: "NTUC is very grateful to the Government for Downtown East. How about a Downtown South?"

Mr Ng was referring to the labour movement-run lifestyle hub in Pasir Ris that hosts, among other things, a resort, amusement park, event spaces and shops.

"I said, okay, we will do that," Mr Lee said last night.

Pulau Brani is between the main island of Singapore and Sentosa, near Keppel Harbour.

A large part of the island makes up the current Brani Terminal, which is among the PSA city terminals that will move to the Tuas mega port by 2027.

"We will make this gesture, to thank our workers for all their contributions to the nation, because Singapore is for all of us," said Mr Lee.

 

Meanwhile, Sentosa's beach areas will be revitalised while its nature and heritage trails will be expanded.

The GSW will be linked up to surrounding green areas, such as from West Coast Park to East Coast Park, and connecting the Rail Corridor and Sentosa.

"With a new green heart in the centre, Singapore will be even more of a City in a Garden," Mr Lee said.

 


https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/ndr-2019-greater-southern-waterfront-pulau-brani-sentosa-keppel-11819376?cid=h3_referral_inarticlelinks_24082018_cna

 

 

SINGAPORE: New attractions are being planned for Pulau Brani, similar to Universal Studios Singapore on Sentosa, announced Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday (Aug 18).

The island, currently home to Brani Terminal, will be set aside for “fun and recreation” as part of the Government’s plans to remake Singapore’s Greater Southern Waterfront (GSW), he said in his National Day Rally speech.

 

 

 


 

Mr Lee added that a resort could also be built on Pulau Brani, with land set aside for the labour movement.

“When we discussed these plans in Cabinet, Ng Chee Meng put his hand up. He said: ‘NTUC is very grateful to the Government for Downtown East. How about a Downtown South?’

“So I said: ‘Okay, we will do that’.”

 

He said this gesture was to thank workers for their contribution to the nation.

READ: Sentosa Island, Pulau Brani development plans in the works

Other than Pulau Brani, the Government also has plans to rejuvenate Sentosa Island, and redevelop two decommissioned power stations in Pasir Panjang.

 

 

 

“We will also revitalise Sentosa’s beach areas and expand its nature and heritage trails, to keep its island character,” said Mr Lee at the rally.

He added that the Government will “find creative new uses” for the two power stations.

In addition, there are plans to improve Singapore’s greenery by linking the GSW with the surrounding green areas. West Coast Park and East Coast Park will be connected, and so will the Rail Corridor and Sentosa Island.

“With a new green heart at the centre, Singapore will be even more of a City in a Garden,” he said.


Apart from recreation, the Government also hopes to develop residential and commercial properties in the GSW, said Mr Lee.“WORK NEAR WHERE THEY LIVE, AND LIVE NEAR WHERE THEY WORK”

One of the first developments will be on the plot occupied by the Keppel Club, whose lease will expire in two years’ time.

It will be remade into a residential quarter with both public and private housing.


Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/ndr-2019-greater-southern-waterfront-pulau-brani-sentosa-keppel-11819376

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/specific-measures-could-dampen-lottery-effect-of-public-housing-11825766

 

 

SINGAPORE: Measures such as shorter leases and longer minimum occupancy periods (MOP) might help to mitigate the “lottery effect” of public housing at the Greater Southern Waterfront (GSW), experts said.

This follows the announcement by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday that there are plans to build 9,000 private and public housing units on the site of the current Keppel Club when its lease expires in two years’ time.


Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/specific-measures-could-dampen-lottery-effect-of-public-housing-11825766

 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6xz58yCqGk


 

“By 2027, the city terminals will go to Tuas where we are building a new port, and later on in 2040, the Pasir Panjang Terminal will also go to Tuas Port," said Mr Lee.

“This will free up prime land for redevelopment. It will be an opportunity to reshape the GSW into a new place to live, work and play.”


Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/ndr-2019-greater-southern-waterfront-pulau-brani-sentosa-keppel-11819376

 

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Twincharged

GSW not new actually. URA already announced it years ago.

 

Tg Pagar container port oso moved out already more than 1.5yrs ago liao

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The idea was previously tossed up but now we have more specific info

It’s a good time to have a real discussion on this

Many opportunities and significant effects on the property scene..

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he just shift the development plan for jurong east area which was previously plan for the rail to KL to southern singapore. LIVE, WORK and PLAY.

now GENTING HOTEL is all alone there.

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people would predictably queue up for the sea-view residential units at former keppel club to enjoy this view:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I read it again and indeed it is exciting times.

 

The 9000 units only represents part of two Punggol sized sites in the vicinity.

 

It will be a whole ecosystem of its own for the next generation, after 2040.

people would predictably queue up for the sea-view residential units at former keppel club to enjoy this view:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This whole site will be moved to Tuas yes?

he just shift the development plan for jurong east area which was previously plan for the rail to KL to southern singapore. LIVE, WORK and PLAY.

now GENTING HOTEL is all alone there.

That deferment is not under our control.

 

Wait a while first I Guess.

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people would predictably queue up for the sea-view residential units at former keppel club to enjoy this view:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All these will be moved to tuas.

 

Only partial of units will face pasir panjang terminal until 2047 it will be moved to tuas as well

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All these will be moved to tuas.

 

Only partial of units will face pasir panjang terminal until 2047 it will be moved to tuas as well

 

Will these smoke stacks be moved too?

That's good news instead

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Will these smoke stacks be moved too?

That's good news instead

Should be. Theres no way they put residential area close to many smokes. Otherwise how to sell $3000psf lol Edited by Thaiyotakamli
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Is this reclaimed land?

 

A group of my friends were talking about climate change being discussed by PM... as one guy is in the field...

 

And that's real concerns that with climate change, ice will melt an sea level will rise. Even a maybe 2 m rise in sea level, will mean a lot of problem for SG... esp. the areas by the.... water [sweatdrop] [sweatdrop] [sweatdrop]

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All these will be moved to tuas.

 

Only partial of units will face pasir panjang terminal until 2047 it will be moved to tuas as well

I think that is bukom? Refineries are staying put right?

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