• Published Date: 22 May 2015

          Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Pasir Ris are the third batch of towns to be rejuvenated under HDB’s Remaking Our Heartland (ROH) programme. This was announced earlier this year in March. The ROH programme aims to transform Singapore’s young, middle-aged and mature HDB towns/estates into distinctive and endearing homes for Singaporeans. Punggol, Yishun and Dawson were the first towns selected in 2007 to undergo ROH, followed by East Coast, Hougang and Jurong Lake areas in 2011.


    2       Under the ROH plans, Toa Payoh Town Centre will be given a facelift, while more recreational spaces will be introduced on the Woodlands waterfront along the Straits of Johor. As for Pasir Ris , residents can expect exciting new developments at the Town Centre.


    3       At this initial stage in developing the ROH plans, HDB will gather feedback from the residents and local community stakeholders of these towns. This early consultation will provide us with a better understanding of residents’ experience and views about their towns, and to get ideas from them to build a better living environment in their towns through the ROH proposals.


    4       Through these sessions, we hope to understand the identity of each town from the perspective of the residents, as well as find out which public spaces are important to them and how these places could be enhanced to promote interaction among residents. In addition, we will also examine, together with residents, how connectivity networks within the towns could be improved. From this feedback, HDB will be better able to formulate plans and facilities that will benefit as many residents as possible.


    5       HDB would like to invite about 500 residents and stakeholders of Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Pasir Ris to participate in Focus Group sessions in June 2015. Residents can sign up to participate in the Focus Group Sessions by logging on to the ROH website. The closing date for registration is 1 Jun 2015.