DECISION FOR GOVERNMENT TO TAKE OVER OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT OF SINGAPORE SPORTS HUB

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth how will SportSG use the takeover of the Singapore Sports Hub as an opportunity to develop sports excellence at the junior level, notwithstanding the comparatively low commercial value of junior sports, to grow a broader pipeline of future high-performance athletes and sports champions.

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth (a) what have been the key performance indicators for the Singapore Sports Hub that are tracked by the Government in assessing the performance and viability of the public-private partnership (PPP) since its inception and to what extent have these been met; (b) what has triggered the termination of the PPP in 2022; (c) what is the agreed cost of the termination to be paid to Sports Hub Pte Ltd; and (d) what are the main causes of the PPP not working out.

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth (a) what are the objectives and performance criteria set for SportSG when it takes over ownership and management of the Singapore Sports Hub in December 2022; (b) whether SportSG has the expertise to manage the Singapore Sports Hub; and (c) what is the estimated additional taxpayer revenue needed annually for the Singapore Sports Hub after SportSG takes over.

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth whether there have been or will be any review done to look into the issues surrounding the termination of the Singapore Sports Hub public-private partnership, including (i) the financial impact and implications that relate and led to the termination and (ii) other reasons why the partnership has to be terminated.

The Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth (Mr Alvin Tan) (for the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth): Mr Deputy Speaker, Sir, may I have your permission to have to have Question Nos 1 to 20 taken as part of the Ministerial Statement to be delivered by the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Mr Edwin Tong at tomorrow’s Sitting, or at a Sitting in August 2022 if he is still COVID-positive tomorrow.

Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
4 July 2022

https://sprs.parl.gov.sg/search/sprs3topic?reportid=oral-answer-2838

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