Quality Assurances - Assure 3
With the many quality improvements made over the years to HDB homes, HDB implemented Assure 3 in April 2005. Assure 3 is a new warranty that goes beyond the previous 1-year Defects Liability Period. It covers three types of defects for new flats – a 5-year warranty for ceiling leakage and external water seepage, and a 10-year warranty for spalling concrete.
Remaking Our Heartland
During the National Day Rally in August 2007, the government offered a vision of a first-class living environment with attractive and innovative homes, where communities thrive and live modern lifestyles. The launch of the Remaking Our Heartland (ROH) Exhibition showcased plans to realize the vision for new towns, rejuvenate middle-aged towns and regenerate old estates.
The first 3 towns - Punggol, Yishun and Dawson estate in Queenstown were selected to encapsulate this vision. Under Batch 2 of the ROH plans, another 3 areas are set to be rejuvenated under the ROH blueprint - Hougang, East Coast and Jurong Lake. These areas will be given makeovers drawing from their distinctive qualities unique to their location, history and geography.
Transformation works are well in progress for these towns under the ROH initiative, with the developments and rejuvenation plans at various stages of implementation over the next few years.
Roadmap for Better Living in HDB Towns
In November 2011, HDB announced its “Roadmap for Better Living in HDB Towns”. It will set out the key priorities for HDB’s professional focus over the next 5 to 10 years to deliver a better living environment for HDB residents.
The Roadmap embraces sustainable urban design, liveability, social mobility and community engagement, and is underpinned by three key thrusts:
a) Well-designed Towns,
b) Sustainable Towns
c) Community-centric Towns
For more information on the Roadmap, click here.
Launch of New Housing Areas
In August 2013, HDB unveiled the broad development plans for three new housing areas which feature new urban design concepts. Together, they exemplify HDB's efforts in providing well-designed, sustainable and community-centric towns, in line with HDB's "Roadmap for Better Living in HDB Towns".
The plans for Bidadari, Tampines North and Punggol Matilda will capitalise on the areas' individual distinctive character, building on their history, distinctive local flavour and features. Community spaces will also be provided to encourage interaction and cultivate strong community bonds.
The developments are slated to kickstart within the new few years.