SLA frees up three more sites for community use

Three more plots of State land reserved for redevelopment were opened up to the public by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) on Tuesday (June 24).

In a statement, the SLA said these lands are former schools and educational institutions reserved for redevelopment, but are now opened to the public for community use in the interim.

The three playfields are:

Property AddressEstimated Land Area of Playfield (sq metre)Estimated Date of Opening
1Former Manjusri Secondary School149 Sims Drive9,084.2June 25, 2014
2Former ITE Clementi6 Lempeng Drive9,912.8End September 2014
3Former ITE Tampines2 Tampines Street 929,858.9End September 2014

“As long as the field is not required for impending redevelopment, it will be opened 24 hours a day and available for use free of charge and on a non-exclusive basis,” the SLA stated, adding no advance booking was required.

The agency will also be working with the Residents’ Committee on activities to promote social and community bonding amongst residents, which would encourage people to lead more active lifestyles.

The SLA has been opening up plots of vacant State land to the public for community use since 2003. To data, there are about 282 plots of such land opened to the public and are marked by common signs. The list of such sites can be found on the OneMap online portal.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 23 Jun 2014

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