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Steering Committee explores key ideas for Jurong Lake District

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 14:56
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The first Jurong Lake District Steering Committee meeting, which explored key ideas for Jurong Lake District, was held on Tuesday evening.

THE first Jurong Lake District Steering Committee meeting, which explored key ideas for Jurong Lake District, was held on Tuesday evening.

Among the suggestions raised are to develop the Jurong Lake Gardens as Singapore's new national gardens in the West, build Jurong Lake District into a lively live-work-play destination with lush greenery and water bodies, as well as to improve connectivity and accessibility for commuters, pedestrians and cyclists.

The Steering Committee also noted the potential of having the high-speed rail terminus in the district, and linked up to the new MRT lines (Jurong Region Line and Cross-Island Line) being planned. This could create a "second CBD" in Jurong Lake District with high connectivity both within and beyond Singapore.

The meeting was chaired by Lawrence Wong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth. The committee also includes Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport, Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee, Dr Cheong Koon Hean, chief executive of the Housing and Development Board, and Khoo Teng Chye, executive director for Centre for Liveable Cities.

Mr Wong said: "We had a very fruitful first discussion. The committee members gave many insightful views and suggestions on how we could create a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive Jurong Lake District. We will engage the public extensively to gather feedback to help shape the district into an outstanding live, work, play district that is sustainable, smart and connected."