CRITERIA FOR DEVELOPMENT WORKS TO REQUIRE HERITAGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND WHETHER BUKIT BROWN CEMETERY WILL QUALIFY

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for National Development (a) what are the criteria for development works to require a heritage impact assessment (HIA); (b) whether the Bukit Brown Cemetery will qualify under the criteria; (c) whether one of the criteria will include a reasonable number of not-for-profit organisations or members of the public deeming the siteContinue reading “CRITERIA FOR DEVELOPMENT WORKS TO REQUIRE HERITAGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND WHETHER BUKIT BROWN CEMETERY WILL QUALIFY”

PLANS TO INVOLVE CHINESE MEDICINE PRACTITIONERS IN BASIC HEALTHCARE SYSTEM UNDER HEALTHIER SG INITIATIVE

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Health whether the Ministry has plans to involve traditional Chinese medicine practitioners in the basic healthcare system under the Healthier SG initiative, particularly for the management of chronic diseases for the elderly. Mr Ong Ye Kung: Healthier SG is a complex and multi-year national programme. In the initial phaseContinue reading “PLANS TO INVOLVE CHINESE MEDICINE PRACTITIONERS IN BASIC HEALTHCARE SYSTEM UNDER HEALTHIER SG INITIATIVE”

PLANS TO OFFER VOLUNTARY EARLY REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME TO RESIDENTS BEFORE YEAR 2039

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for National Development (a) whether the Government has plans to offer Voluntary Early Redevelopment Scheme (VERS) to any precincts before the year 2039; and (b) what is the voting threshold that needs to be achieved for a precinct to be selected for VERS. Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the MinisterContinue reading “PLANS TO OFFER VOLUNTARY EARLY REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME TO RESIDENTS BEFORE YEAR 2039”

CURRENT AND FUTURE EFFORTS IN PULAU UBIN CONSERVATION PROJECT

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for National Development (a) what are the current measures of success for the ongoing Ubin Project to conserve and sensitively enhance the island; and (b) what are the future plans to conserve and preserve the island. Mr Desmond Lee: The Ubin Project was initiated in 2014 to preserve the island’sContinue reading “CURRENT AND FUTURE EFFORTS IN PULAU UBIN CONSERVATION PROJECT”

WEIGHTAGE GIVEN TO FACTORS SUCH AS AGE OF FLATS, REDEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL AND GOVERNMENT’S FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR SELECTIVE EN BLOC REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for National Development (a) in selecting precincts for the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS), what are the weights given to (i) the age of the blocks (ii) their redevelopment potential (iii) the availability of suitable replacement sites (iv) the Government’s financial resources and (v) other factors; and (b)Continue reading “WEIGHTAGE GIVEN TO FACTORS SUCH AS AGE OF FLATS, REDEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL AND GOVERNMENT’S FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR SELECTIVE EN BLOC REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME”

NUMBER OF HDB FLATS SUITABLE FOR REDEVELOPMENT UNDER SELECTIVE EN-BLOC REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for National Development (a) what is the total number of HDB flats which make up the 5% of all HDB flats deemed to be suitable for redevelopment under the Selective En-bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS); (b) what is the number of such flats remaining which have yet to be selectedContinue reading “NUMBER OF HDB FLATS SUITABLE FOR REDEVELOPMENT UNDER SELECTIVE EN-BLOC REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME”

CRITERIA AND WEIGHTAGE OF FACTORS USED IN DETERMINING POTENTIAL OF HDB FLATS FOR SELECTIVE EN-BLOC REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for National Development (a) what are the criteria and weightage of factors used in determining redevelopment potential of HDB flats to be chosen for the Selective En-bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS) and for flats which are identified; and (b) what is the process by which the timing of SERS isContinue reading “CRITERIA AND WEIGHTAGE OF FACTORS USED IN DETERMINING POTENTIAL OF HDB FLATS FOR SELECTIVE EN-BLOC REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME”

PRIORITY FOR INTERIM RENTAL FLATS UNDER PARENTHOOD PROVISIONAL HOUSING SCHEME FOR FAMILIES AFFECTED BY DELAYS IN BUILD-TO-ORDER PROJECTS

54 Ms Ng Ling Ling asked the Minister for National Development in light of further delays in the completion of three HDB Build-to-Order projects, whether HDB will give priority to affected families who need interim rental flats under the Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme. 55 Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for National Development for Rivervale Shores and other HDBContinue reading “PRIORITY FOR INTERIM RENTAL FLATS UNDER PARENTHOOD PROVISIONAL HOUSING SCHEME FOR FAMILIES AFFECTED BY DELAYS IN BUILD-TO-ORDER PROJECTS”

INCREASING AVERAGE SIZE OF HDB FLATS GIVEN CHANGING SOCIETAL AND WORK TRENDS

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for National Development whether the Government will consider increasing the average size of HDB flats across flat types in view of changing societal trends and work norms. Mr Desmond Lee: HDB flats are designed to provide a living environment that is functional and comfortable. For instance, bedrooms are built withContinue reading “INCREASING AVERAGE SIZE OF HDB FLATS GIVEN CHANGING SOCIETAL AND WORK TRENDS”

DATA ON PROPOSALS RECEIVED, REJECTED AND APPROVED UNDER CBD INCENTIVE SCHEME AND STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE SCHEME

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for National Development (a) to date, what is the number of (i) proposals received (ii) proposals rejected and (iii) approvals given under the CBD Incentive Scheme and Strategic Development Incentive Scheme respectively; and (b) what are their respective average percentage increases in development intensity. Mr Desmond Lee: The Urban RedevelopmentContinue reading “DATA ON PROPOSALS RECEIVED, REJECTED AND APPROVED UNDER CBD INCENTIVE SCHEME AND STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE SCHEME”