Renewal plans for Woodlands, Toa Payoh and Pasir Ris to be unveiled in exhibitions from mid-April

The Woodlands Waterfront will be enhanced with a new rustic park and a nature promenade, offering a more enjoyable waterfront experience for residents of the town.
The Woodlands Waterfront will be enhanced with a new rustic park and a nature promenade, offering a more enjoyable waterfront experience for residents of the town.PHOTO: HDB

SINGAPORE - Come April 16, the renewal plans for Woodlands under the Housing Board's Remaking Our Heartland programme will be unveiled in an exhibition at Woodlands Central.

Residents of Toa Payoh and Pasir Ris can also look forward to viewing the renewal plans for their estate from April 22 at HDB Hub, and April 29 at Pasir Ris Town Centre respectively.

"These plans will further rejuvenate the town and will further benefit more than half a million residents living in the three towns," said HDB's Director of physical planning Choo Chin Hua.

Each plan focuses on strengthening the unique character and distinctive features of each town, as well as to enhance community spaces and facilities so that residents may interact more with each other, said Mr Choo.


Pasir Ris Park and Beach will be enhanced with more family-oriented spaces and recreational options. PHOTO: HDB

Existing connectivity networks will also be enhanced to improve walking and cycling experiences within the town, he added.

Some highlights include a new town plaza within Woodlands Central, which will allow residents to organise more large-scale activities. The Woodlands Waterfront park will also be transformed through landscaping and more shaded areas for visitors.

A new "Community Nexus" near Admiralty MRT station will also serve as a one-stop hub for amenities for Woodlands residents.

The pedestrian mall at Toa Payoh Town Centre will be enhanced with more greenery, rest areas and shelters.

In Pasir Ris, a new town centre will serve as a focal point for community activities. Pasr Ris Park and Beach will also be rejuvenated with more family-oriented spaces and recreational options.

More details will be provided at the respective exhibitions.

These plans were first announced in 2015. Some 400 residents and community stakeholders from the three towns had participated in focus group discussions about the renewal plans.

Woodlands resident Madam Siti Mariam, 36, who participated in one of these discussions, said she suggested having more recreational spaces at Woodlands Waterfront park, which her family of seven frequents.

"We used to go there more often for family gatherings or for sports and exercise... Now it just feels so boring, it will be good to have more things to do there," she said.

Residents can still offer feedback at the upcoming exhibitions, said Mr Choo.

He added: "We do welcome residents to take a look at these plans and give us further suggestions and ideas to fine-tune the plans with the relevant government agencies."