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SICC members can submit proposal to give up a course at Island location

Published on Feb 27, 2014 10:37 PM
 
The exterior of the Singapore Island Country Club (SICC). Members of Singapore Island Country Club (SICC) were told on Thursday, Feb 27, 2014, that the club "is at liberty" to submit an alternative proposal on which course would be converted into a public one when its lease expires in 2021.  -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

MEMBERS of Singapore Island Country Club (SICC) were told on Thursday that the club "is at liberty" to submit an alternative proposal on which course would be converted into a public one when its lease expires in 2021.

The public course will be managed by the labour movement.

The alternative proposal is subject to approval and must meet terms and conditions outlined by the Ministry of Law (MinLaw), SICC president Tay Joo Soon said in a club newsletter.

The issue of land lease extensions for golf clubs here was thrown in the spotlight after the Government said last January that it would take back some land for redevelopment purposes. Earlier this month, it was announced that by 2030, some 219ha of land, or a third the size of Ang Mo Kio town, will make way for housing and commercial developments.

 
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