The Draft Master Plan 2013 (DMP2013) guides Singapore’s development over the next 10 to 15 years. All Singapore's wild places are treated under Recreation. Under details for Future Growth: Greater Southern Waterfront of the Central Area, a plan to create another freshwater reservoir next to Pulau Brani.
Our reservoirs not only form a key component of Singapore’s plan to achieve water self-sufficiency, but also provide picturesque settings for a range of outdoor recreational activities. A new reservoir could be created between Tanjong Pagar and Pulau Brani to retain rainwater from the Greater Southern Waterfront and to store excess water from Marina Reservoir that is currently discharged into the sea. This possible future Southern Reservoir would increase local water supply. It would also allow for the creation of an attractive network of canals through human-scale neighbourhoods with lively streetscapes. The canal provides connections to other destinations within the Greater Southern Waterfront.
In constructing the reservoir, the agencies will probably have to take action to control the tremendous amount of siltation that washes from the mainland into the sea. This is more obvious after a heavy rain. This photo was taken close to Marina at Keppel Bay after heavy rain, something that apparently happens regularly. Obviously, if this problem is not dealt with, the freshwater reservoir at Brani will not be a "picturesque settings for a range of outdoor recreational activities" as anticipated.
Under details for "Recreation in the Central Region" there are plans for a new waterfront park at Keppel Island under "Expanding the Southern Ridges":
With the opening of the Labrador Nature & Coastal Walk on 2 Jan 2012, nature lovers can now connect seamlessly from the Southern Ridges to Labrador Nature Reserve. Step onto Berlayer Creek, a boardwalk which is part of Labrador Nature & Coastal Walk, constructed beside a natural mangrove creek. Then go on to Bukit Chermin boardwalk where you can enjoy views over the waters of Keppel Bay. The public promenades along the condominiums of Reflections and Caribbean at Keppel Bay will lead you to Keppel Island where a new waterfront park overlooking Sentosa will be developed.
As usual, the Southern Islands literally fall off the signage at the Draft Master Plan Exhibition at URA Centre.
map of the Draft Master Plan 2013.
|Draft Master Plan 2013|
|Master Plan 2008|
|Parks and Waterbodies Plan 2013|
landuse plan by the Ministry of National Development released in Jan 2013 in response to the Populations White Paper with a 6.9 million population target. The dotted margined blue areas are "Possible Future Reclamation".
the existing natural shores that may be impacted by the Land Use Plan following the Population White Paper: Pulau Hantu, Terumbu Pempang Darat, Terumbu Pempang Tengah and Pulau Jong and Terumbu Semakau.
What can one person do about this?
Speak up for what you love!
- URA is seeking YOUR feedback on the Draft Master Plan by 19 Dec. I gave feedback to URA in 2008 and they replied and they even agreed to visit Cyrene Reef with me. So your feedback CAN make a difference!
- Join the Conversation: "Our Singapore Conversation on Green Spaces" 30 Nov (Sat):
What are specifically the “green spaces” that the majority of people prefer? More of the usual manicured public parks? More nature parks with an emphasis on conserving wild greenery and its wildlife? More managed green areas for recreation like golf-courses, football? It is important that the term “green space” be clearly specified by the people so that national planning can proceed on the right track and be relevant to the people. In this session, we aim to gather people from a wide variety of sectors (professionals, heartlanders, students, sportsmen, etc.) to thrash out these issues.
Organised by the Nature Society (Singapore) and Young NTUC.
Don't take our shores for granted!Date: 30 Nov (Sat)Time: 2.30 – 5.30pm
Venue: NTUC Centre, No.1 Marina Boulevard, Level 8 Room 801, One Marina Boulevard
Moderator: Ms Faizah Jamal (Nominated MP)
More details on the Green Drinks blog
You can make a difference! Simply explore, express and ACT!
Visit our shores before they are gone. Join nature activities at our wild places, like those listed on wildsingapore happenings. Share what you've seen. Volunteer for them.
- What shores will Singapore lose in 7-million population plan?
- Reply to URA on the Draft Master Plan 2008
- URA replies to my feedback on the Draft Master Plan!
Here's more info, photos and stories about our trips to these shores.
- Pulau Hantu on wildsingapore, posts on this blog, photos on wildsingapore flickr
- Terumbu Pempang Darat posts on this blog, photos on wildsingapore flickr
- Terumbu Pemapang Tengah posts on this blog, photos on wildsingapore flickr
- Pulau Jong posts on this blog, photos on wildsingapore flickr
- Terumbu Semakau posts on this blog, photos on wildsingapore flickr
- Cyrene Reef on wildsingapore, posts on this blog, photos on wildsingapore flickr