IMPACT SALE OF STATE LAND ON RESERVES AND ACCOUNTING TREATMENT OF COST OF STATE LAND FOR PUBLIC HOUSING

The following question stood in the name of Mr Leong Mun Wai – 3 To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance whether there is a net increase in the past reserves when state land is first sold and the sales proceeds are transferred to the financial assets, and when the land is sold againContinue reading IMPACT SALE OF STATE LAND ON RESERVES AND ACCOUNTING TREATMENT OF COST OF STATE LAND FOR PUBLIC HOUSING

IMPACT OF WAGE INCREASES UNDER PROGRESSIVE WAGE MODEL ON HDB RENTAL HOUSING ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Sir, just a quick question. What is the backlog waiting time now for rental flat allocation? Assoc Prof Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim: I thank the Member for his question. As we shared in the answer to the September Parliamentary Question, the waiting time is about eight months. Ministry of National Development7Continue reading “IMPACT OF WAGE INCREASES UNDER PROGRESSIVE WAGE MODEL ON HDB RENTAL HOUSING ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA”

REQUESTS FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE RECEIVED BY HDB AND OUTCOME

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for National Development (a) for each quarter in the last three years, how many cases for housing assistance have been received by HDB as broken down into requests for assistance on allocation of HDB units for (i) ownership and (ii) rental respectively; and (b) what is the success rate of theseContinue reading “REQUESTS FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE RECEIVED BY HDB AND OUTCOME”

GUIDELINES AND EDUCATION EFFORTS ON SHARED AND DESIGNATED LANE USAGE ALONG PARK CONNECTORS

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for National Development (a) whether there are plans for implementing official guidelines for lane usage via lane markings for all park connectors that are demarcated with separate lanes; (b) if so, what are these plans and the timeline for its implementation; and (c) whether there are public education effortsContinue reading “GUIDELINES AND EDUCATION EFFORTS ON SHARED AND DESIGNATED LANE USAGE ALONG PARK CONNECTORS”

UTILISATION RATE OF PARKING LOTS IN MULTI-STOREY CAR PARKS OF NEWER HDB ESTATES

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for National Development (a) whether HDB has conducted any study on the utilisation rate of parking lots in multi-storey car parks (MSCPs) of newer estates such as Sengkang and Punggol; (b) if so, what is the average usage-to-empty lot ratio in a given month or year; and (c) whetherContinue reading “UTILISATION RATE OF PARKING LOTS IN MULTI-STOREY CAR PARKS OF NEWER HDB ESTATES”

SUCCESSFUL APPEALS BY HDB FLAT OWNERS AGAINST SALE OF THEIR FLATS COMPULSORILY ACQUIRED BY HDB

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for National Development (a) in the past five years, what is the number of successful appeals by HDB flat owners against the sale of their flats which are compulsorily acquired by HDB; and (b) for unsuccessful cases, whether the compensation paid by the HDB is in line with orContinue reading “SUCCESSFUL APPEALS BY HDB FLAT OWNERS AGAINST SALE OF THEIR FLATS COMPULSORILY ACQUIRED BY HDB”

LANDSLIDES REPORTED AND REVIEW OF STABILITY OF LAND CLOSE TO DEFORESTATION SITES

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for National Development (a) in each of the last five years, how many landslides are reported; (b) how often and under what circumstances are the integrity and stability of the land in close proximity to building or deforestation sites reviewed and assessed; and (c) whether any update needs to beContinue reading “LANDSLIDES REPORTED AND REVIEW OF STABILITY OF LAND CLOSE TO DEFORESTATION SITES”

QUARTER-ON-QUARTER CHANGE IN HDB RENTAL PRICE INDEX AND AVERAGE RENTALS OF HDB FLATS IN OPEN MARKET

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for National Development for each quarter in the last five years, what is the quarter-on-quarter change in (i) the HDB rental price index and (ii) average rentals by flat type for the letting of HDB flats in the open market. Mr Desmond Lee: HDB does not publish a rental price index. ItContinue reading “QUARTER-ON-QUARTER CHANGE IN HDB RENTAL PRICE INDEX AND AVERAGE RENTALS OF HDB FLATS IN OPEN MARKET”

DATA ON APPLICATIONS FOR INTERIM HOUSING ASSISTANCE UNDER PROVISIONAL PARENTHOOD HOUSING SCHEME

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for National Development (a) in 2021 and 2022, how many applications are received by HDB for interim housing assistance under the Provisional Parenthood Housing Scheme; (b) how many applicants are allocated flats under the scheme; and (c) what is the average waiting time for such applicants from the signing ofContinue reading “DATA ON APPLICATIONS FOR INTERIM HOUSING ASSISTANCE UNDER PROVISIONAL PARENTHOOD HOUSING SCHEME”

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS IN IMPORT PERMITS FOR SAND CONSIGNMENTS

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for National Development (a) whether the Government is exploring any toughening of sand import regulations; and (b) whether the Government will consider requiring import permits for sand consignments to include environmental impact assessments in line with Singapore industry norms. Mr Desmond Lee: The import of sand for construction and reclamation purposes isContinue reading “ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS IN IMPORT PERMITS FOR SAND CONSIGNMENTS”