Updated: 02/19/2014 20:35

New website lists property's information: Khaw's blog

New website lists property's information: Khaw's blog

The Urban Redevelopment Authority or URA has launched a website that provides information on properties in Singapore. 

National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced this in his blog today. 

The website contains information and records on buildings - such as the approved use, storey height of the building and major renovation works in the past among other records. 

It uses a Geographic Information System or GIS technology to launch a new map-based application. 

Users can click on any building or type in an address to retrieve information. 

In the past, members of public and professionals can only obtain such information through URA online database, and this requires them to pay a 30 dollar processing fee to download detailed records. 

The new service is made free for all. 

Mr Khaw adds that the URA will continue to tap on technology to make information more accessible to the public. 

He adds that GIS is already used to provide information on the property market and conserved buildings. 

There are plans to do the same for enquiries on Development Charge rates soon.

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