Updated: 12/03/2013 22:54

Good response to Singapore's Draft Master Plan 2013

Good response to Singapore's Draft Master Plan 2013

The call is out for more people from different walks of life to share their views and play a part in the new master plan for Singapore's development. 

The Urban Redevelopment Authority's Draft Master Plan 2013 exhibition has a drawn good response, with 20,000 visitors in the first week alone. 

Its virtual version -- the DMP2013 webpages -- have also drawn close to 250,000 unique visits. 

Posting in his blog today, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan noted this outcome. 

He also said the draft master plan is a complete picture of how the plans of the various agencies will come together to shape the living environment in Singapore. 

So he hopes more people will get involved in it. 

Mr Khaw said, "For this Master Plan, we want to involve the community in proposals like community-friendly, fenceless residential precincts with fewer cars, planning of cycling routes, and shaping our public spaces. We are also seeking Singaporeans' views on how we should plan for the longer-term, in areas such as the Southern Waterfront." 

He said the master plan "will make Singapore an inclusive city for all ages, where people are also connected through green modes of transport and work closer to their homes". 

The cycling community has been excited bout the plans to promote cycling as a green mode of transport and has been enthusiastically sharing ideas with the URA, said Mr Khaw. 

Feedback on plans to enhance the Civic District into a pedestrian-friendly precinct has also been positive. 

Mr Khaw said many of these ideas need strong support from the community to be implemented. 

He urged those who like the plans to share their ideas and show their support. 

"The more support we have, the more we can push the envelope to implement the plans," Mr Khaw said. 

The public can visit the master plan exhibition at URA Centre or go to itswebsite.

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