MND introduced the TCMR in 2009 to provide residents with objective information about the key areas of estate management and facilitates residents to engage with their Town Councils in these areas to jointly improve our towns over time. Since its implementation, the annual TCMR has provided a useful source of feedback to both residents and their Town Councils on the management of their towns.

TCMR Results

View the latest TCMR here:

 27 Jun 2024    FY2023 TCMR Operational Report (PDF, 324 KB)

Past TCMRs/Checklists

 30 Nov 2023  FY2022 TCMR Governance Report (PDF, 131 KB)
 22 Jun 2023   FY2022 TCMR Operational Report (PDF, 323 KB) 
 07 Dec 2022   FY2021 TCMR Governance Report (PDF, 122 KB) 
 29 Jun 2022   FY2021 TCMR Operational Report (PDF, 277 KB) 
 22 Feb 2022
 Town Councils' Corporate Governance Checklists for FY2020 (PDF, 86 KB)
 15 Mar 2021  FY2019 TCMR (Apr 2019 - Mar 2020) (PDF, 338 KB) 
 05 Dec 2019  FY2018 TCMR (Apr 2018 - Mar 2019) (PDF, 339 KB)
 14 Dec 2018  FY2017 TCMR (Apr 2017 to Mar 2018) (PDF, 638 KB)
 20 Nov 2017  FY2016 TCMR (Apr 2016 to Mar 2017) (PDF, 647 KB)
 11 Nov 2016  Town Councils’ Corporate Governance Checklists for FY2015 (PDF, 343 KB)
 30 May 2016  FY2015 TCMR (Apr 2015 – Sep 2015) (PDF, 448 KB)
 01 Dec 2015  FY2014 TCMR (Apr 2014 – Mar 2015) (PDF, 169 KB)
 04 Nov 2014  FY2013 TCMR (Apr 2013 – Mar 2014) (PDF, 272 KB)
 07 Mar 2014  FY2012 TCMR (Apr 2012 – Mar 2013) (PDF, 537 KB)
 14 Dec 2012  4th TCMR (Apr 2012 – Sep 2012) (PDF, 426 KB)
 08 Jul 2011  3rd TCMR (Oct 2010 – Mar 2011) (PDF, 552 KB)
 09 Dec 2010  2nd TCMR (Apr 2010 – Sep 2010) (PDF, 479 KB)
 10 Jun 2010  1st TCMR (Oct 2009 – Mar 2010) (PDF, 147 KB)

TCMR Framework

The TCMR Framework is reviewed regularly to ensure its relevance in measuring the key aspects of estate management. It covers 5 areas – Estate Cleanliness, Estate Maintenance, Lift Performance, Service & Conservancy Charges (S&CC) Arrears Management and Corporate Governance. Each area is presented as a single indicator and results are banded as Green, Amber or Red.

TCMR Indicators
TCMR Framework 

Note: The Financial Adequacy indicator is under study and details will be announced when ready.

TCMR Colour Banding and Scoring Methodology
TCMR Colour Banding Scoring 

Explanatory notes:

[a] Counts refer to the number of weighted observations made relating to estate cleanliness or estate maintenance issues, during HDB’s inspections of estates as part of TCMR.

[b] If the result for lift performance is green, this generally means that the occurrence of lift faults and downtime is at an acceptable threshold, defined as less than 2 lift faults per 10 lifts and less than 1 hour of downtime per lift, each month.

[c] If the result for S&CC arrears management is green, this generally means that the level of S&CC accounts and amount in arrears is at an acceptable level, defined as less than 4 in 100 households owe arrears and less than 40% of the monthly collectible S&CC for the town is overdue, for 3 months or more.

Please refer to the TCMR scoring methodology here. (PDF, 150 KB).

TCMR Estate Inspection

The Estate Cleanliness and Estate Maintenance indicators under the TCMR Framework are based on the data collected from estate inspections carried out by HDB officers.

To ensure consistency in the recording of observations, HDB officers are guided by a set of performance standards checklist during the inspection.

Staff of the Town Councils are invited to join the inspections with the HDB officers. Together with them, the HDB officers carry out the estate inspections covering common areas of residential blocks and shops, open areas, market/hawker centres, and bin centres that are managed and maintained by the Town Council.  In particular, the areas include:

  • Ground floor; void deck; letterbox area
  • Lift lobbies; lift landings
  • Apron floor; apron drains
  • Open areas; turf areas; facilities; bin centres

Please refer to the examples of common Estate Cleanliness and Maintenance observations here.