Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for National Development (a) when will the land use plans for the Changi Bay reclamation site be announced; and (b) whether the Government will consider disclosing land use plans for projects that require major irreversible changes such as land reclamation, to allow for public scrutiny.
Mr Desmond Lee: The Government engages the public as part of our land use planning process, through public exhibitions, facilitated discussions and workshops on our land use plans and strategies. These take place when we review our Long-Term Plan, previously known as the Concept Plan, and our Master Plan. All feedback is carefully considered and incorporated into our plans, where feasible.
Plans to reclaim Changi Bay were first exhibited during the Concept Plan Review in 1991, and most recently at the Long-Term Plan Review in 2022. Earlier in July this year, we made the environmental study report for the land reclamation at Changi Bay available to the public.
At this juncture, the timeline and specific land use plan for the Changi Bay reclamation site are still under study. We will announce details of the land use plans for Changi Bay when ready.
Ministry of National Development
13 September 2022