Another 10 Private Estates to be Upgraded at $29 Million

Oct 25, 2019 11:00


The Ministry of National Development (MND) will set aside $29 million to upgrade another 10 private estates under the tenth batch of the Estate Upgrading Programme (EUP).   

Since 2000, MND has spent $187 million under the EUP to upgrade older private estates in Singapore. The EUP aims to enhance the physical conditions and living environment in older private estates to better cater to residents’ needs. Upgrading works vary based on the condition and needs of each estate, and in the past, have included providing footpath lighting to enhance safety and security, enhancing barrier free access (e.g. wheelchair-accessible ramps), improving the estates’ landscaping and parks, and enhancing the estate identity (e.g. through estate markers). In addition, EUP works are integrated with improvement works by other agencies where possible, for instance, drainage upgrading and coverage by PUB.  See Annex for some examples of improvement works carried out.

Through the previous nine batches, the EUP has benefited more than 46,800 households in 63 private estates. For the tenth batch of the EUP, MND has selected 10 estates for upgrading (see Table) at an estimated cost of $29 million. In total, more than 7,000 households will benefit from the improved facilities when upgrading works are completed in about four to five years’ time.

Table:

S/N

Estate Name

1

Cheng San Cactus Sunrise

2

Frankel

 

3

Fulton

4

Kew

5

Mei Hwan

6

Namly

7

Pasir Panjang Private Estate (East)

8

Thomson Adelphi & Soo Chow, and Pemimpin

9

Watten

10

Westwood


The EUP has contributed to the rejuvenation of many private estates around Singapore to meet residents’ needs and to promote community bonding. As part of the EUP process, the Neighbourhood Committees (NCs) and Citizens’ Consultative Committees (CCCs) will seek feedback and inputs from residents, so as to incorporate their views in the upgrading decisions. We encourage residents to participate actively in these discussions. This will not only help to ensure that the upgrading works meet the needs of residents, but also give the community a greater sense of ownership over the common spaces in their estates.

Annex