New developments near Kingsford Waterbay
1)Defu Industrial Estate near Kingsford Waterbay
the entire Defu Industrial Estate will take place in 3 phases over 15 to 20 years. On 5 December 2012, we announced Batch 13 of our Industrial Redevelopment Programme (IRP). 129 land-based factories and 90 terrace workshops will be relocated to a new stack-up industrial complex in Defu and a new ramped up food complex in Bedok. Both projects are currently under construction and are estimated to complete in 2020/2021.
Lorong Halus will be Singapore’s first industrial park built on a former landfill site and will be sensitively designed to incorporate greenery. The new Defu will be pedestrian-centric with a continuous, linear green spine that weaves through the industrial park. The green spine will also be an enjoyable route for walking and cycling, with landscaped greenery and environmentally sustainable features.
2) new Transpotation network in hougang, sengkang , waterbay
The continued expansion of the MRT network will increase connectivity and cut journey times. The Thomson Line (TSL), which will be opened in phases starting from 2019, will link key areas in the North East such as Lentor and Mayflower with the CBD. The extension of the North East Line to Punggol North will be completed by 2030. Coupled with the addition of more trains, this will improve the accessibility of new growth areas and reduce peak-hour waiting times.
The Cross Island Line (CRL), which will also commence operations around 2030, will connect many areas in the North East, including Ang Mo Kio and Punggol, to the eastern and western parts of Singapore
Besides the enhanced rail network, residents in the region will benefit from increased bus capacity under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme, as well as the completion of a new integrated transport hub (ITH) in Hougang and a new bus interchange at Buangkok that will provide seamless movement between the buses, trains and the adjoining commercial developments. The Hougang ITH will include a bus interchange, retail space and residences
In line with efforts to promote cycling as an alternative mode of transport, the Punggol Eco-Town Cycling Network will be developed to provide a safe and continuous network of cycling paths in Punggol, linking housing, amenities and workplaces together. Besides providing residents with greater transport choice, this will help to reduce carbon emissions and improve the efficiency of the road network. In Hougang, the Defu Industrial Park will be built with cycling in mind, integrated with cycle paths set within a lush, green landscape.