Reclaimed ‘Long Island’ off East Coast could be about twice the size of Marina Bay: Desmond Lee

Close to 800ha throughout three tracts of land could potentially be redeemed off East Coast Park in future decades, presenting area for new homes and amenities. Referred To As “Long Island”, the land would certainly be approximately two times the measurements of Marina Bay, says Desmond Lee, Minister for National Development and Minister-in-charge of Social Services Integration.

The principle of Long Island would “project coastal projection seawards”, allowing the existing East Coast Park to be retained mostly in its present state, Minister Lee claims. It is going to also produce a covered waterbody, which will become a freshwater basin with time, adding to Singapore’s supply of water while even being a space the public can utilize for water functions.

He proceeds: “The possibilities of developing a second Sentosa are low as the state wants to produce an inclusive community allowing every person access to good homes and not just for the rich.” He additionally checks out that the plan will certainly prompt further investment right into transport connectivity, with the potential for an MRT or LRT expansion to branch out from the Thomson-East Coast Line to Long Island.

In any case, the future projects on Long Island will likely work for present private properties along the East Coast, most of which are freehold, Huttons’ Lee completes. “It may perhaps even enhance the capacity for en-bloc in the future.”

” It is very likely that the allotment for common housing will be more than nonpublic housing on Long Island,” Huttons’ Lee claims, adding that the HDB apartments will very likely be launched either under the Prime or Plus model.

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Speaking at a residency development activity at East Coast Park held on Nov 28, Minister Lee notes that the assignment would develop prospects for future ages of Singapore. “They might build homes, produce work, build services and facilities that they require, and include around 20 km of brand new coastal and reservoir parks, expanding from the present East Coast Park,” he adds.

The suggested Long Island will incorporate coastal security procedures with future reclamation programs for the place, in view of the extended impact of environmental difference that includes increasing sea levels. “Mean sea levels across Singapore are predicted to rise by as much as 1m by the end of this century. When high water accompany thunderstorm rises, sea levels could climb by up to 4 to 5m above mean sea level. This is a very serious issue, because about one-third of our island is beneath 5m above mean sea level, and in danger of being inundated by the sea,” Minister Lee explains.

Lee Sze Teck, senior director of data analytics at Huttons Asia, determines that at 800ha, Long Island would be comparable in dimension to the Kallang-Whampoa estate and might potentially place in between 30,000 and 60,000 all new homes with an excellent mix of industrial, leisure and green elements.

Technical researches will be accomplished to examine the usefulness of the project, with the researches expected to take about 5 years. Simultaneously, residents and stakeholders will most likely be engaged to offer feedback and ideas on the plan. Given the scale of the property development, complete planning and execution of Long Island “will take years”, Minister Lee claims.

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