Neighbourhood Renewal Programme (NRP)

The NRP focuses on block and precinct improvements, and is fully funded by the Government. 



What is the NRP?

Under the NRP, 2 or more neighbouring precincts will enjoy an upgraded living environment.

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.

Possible improvements

With improved coordination and integration across neighbouring precincts, you can enjoy a larger variety of enhancements under the NRP.

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


Block-level improvements

  • New letterboxes
  • Residents’ corners
  • Seating area at void decks
  • Lift lobby tiling at first storey

Precinct-level improvements

  • Drop-off porch
  • Covered linkways
  • Playground
  • Footpath/ jogging track
  • Fitness corner
  • Street soccer pitch
  • Pavilion/ shelter
  • Landscaping

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: 

Neighbourhood renewal programme
Sports park at Bukit Batok West Ave 6/ Bukit Batok Central

Neighbourhood renewal programme
Fitness station at Ang Mo Kio Ave 5

Neighbourhood renewal programme
Drop-off porch cum linkway at Circuit Rd

Neighbourhood renewal programme
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.

Public consultation and consensus gathering

We value feedback from our residents, and these are gathered through various avenues to find out the improvements they would like to see in the neighbourhood.

Public consultation

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.

Consensus gathering

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.