The NRP was introduced in August 2007 in response to residents' feedback during the Forum on HDB Heartware for more active consultation on the improvements to be provided in their precincts. This programme is fully funded by the Government and implemented by the Town Councils.
The NRP, which focuses on block and precinct improvements, replaces the Interim Upgrading Programme (IUP) Plus, and covers a larger area spanning 2 or more neighbouring precincts.
Blocks built up to 1995 that have not undergone the Main Upgrading Programme (MUP), IUP, or IUP Plus are eligible.
With each NRP project involving 2 or more precincts, improvements can be done comprehensively with better coordination and integration across neighbouring precincts. This provides a greater variety of enhancements to meet the needs of residents.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of possible improvements, and residents can also propose other improvements.
Types of Improvements
Seating area at void decks
Lift lobby tiling at first storey
Footpath/ jogging track
Street soccer pitch
For projects selected from 2015, the NRP will also include repainting of blocks and repair works for items such as spalling concrete/ crack lines, apron drains & apron floors, etc. This allows the NRP works to be better coordinated with the Town Council’s routine maintenance programme, thus enabling blocks and precincts to be more comprehensively enhanced without inconveniencing residents twice.
Examples of the NRP works
Here are some examples of the NRP works:
Sports park at Bukit Batok West Ave 6/ Bukit Batok Central
Fitness station at Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
Drop-off porch cum linkway at Circuit Rd
Drop-off porch at Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
Other improvements or upgrading programmes
Where feasible, the NRP will be carried out together with other enhancement works or upgrading programmes with separate funding, to minimise inconvenience to you. Examples include the Revitalisation of Shops Scheme, upgrading of neighbourhood parks, and works to improve barrier-free accessibility.
The Town Council implementing the NRP actively engages residents by seeking feedback on the proposed improvements for the neighbourhood through avenues such as Town Hall Meetings, dialogue sessions, block parties, mini-exhibitions, and surveys. Feedback is then considered and if feasible, incorporated into the design proposal for the Consensus Gathering Exercise.
The emphasis on residents’ active participation helps realise aspirations for the neighbourhood.
The NRP will only proceed if at least 75% of the eligible flat owners in the neighbourhood indicate their support during the Consensus Gathering Exercise.