Monday, May 24, 2010

Woodlands Waterfront launched

Project part of plan to enhance green spaces, water bodies

WOODLANDS Waterfront - Singapore's latest recreational addition in the north - was officially launched yesterday.

The launch, organised by Sembawang GRC, Nee Soon Central and Nee Soon East SMCs, was held in conjunction with a community walk and sports carnival attended by more than 2,500 people.

The project is part of the Urban Redevelopment Authority's Parks and Waterbodies Plan to enhance Singapore's green spaces and water bodies.

Woodlands Waterfront forms part of a network of parks and park connectors in the area and will be linked to the recently completed Admiralty Park and the park connector along Woodlands Centre Road and Admiralty Road West.

The project is being developed in two phases. Phase one, which features a 200m waterfront promenade connected to a 400m refurbished jetty, an interactive playground and an event plaza, has been completed.

The facilities have been designed to boost community bonding. For instance, the playground has facilities and fitness equipment to encourage residents of all age groups to interact. The waterfront promenade also offers various recreational activities to facilitate interaction.

Phase two, which will be completed by year-end, will provide a further 1.3km long waterfront promenade with fitness stations and lookout points.

Aiming for the new development to cater to the needs of the community, URA designed Woodlands Waterfront according to feedback from local people.

URA chief executive Cheong Koon Hean said: 'The Woodlands Waterfront is part of URA's plan to continually enhance the living environment by capitalising on natural assets to improve the quality of life.

'It will bring the scenic northern coastline closer to people and offer more choices, particularly for residents in the north.'

Source: Business Times, 24 May 2010

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