Singapore Land Use Plan

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The Population White Paper: A Sustainable Population for a Dynamic Singapore (Jan 2013) has projected that Singapore could have a population of between 6.5 and 6.9 million by 2030. This will require 76,600ha of land, an increase from the current supply of 71,000ha.

To support this larger population, we need to (a) reclaim additional land; (b) develop some of our reserve land; (c) intensify new developments; and (d) recycle land with lower intensity uses such as old industrial areas and some golf courses to achieve higher land productivity.Land use and allocation in Singapore is governed by our Master Plan. The Master Plan 2008 is being revised and updated to support the Population White Paper. By 2030, more than half of our land (58%) will be allocated to uses which enable us to live, work and play in a high quality environment. These uses include housing, services and manufacturing jobs, facilities and amenities, as well as green spaces such as parks and nature reserves, essential services and utilities like water and electricity. 19% of our land will support mobility within Singapore and connectivity to the rest of the world. Another 19% of our land will be for our defence needs.

The table below summaris the proposed land uses and planned supply.

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Beyond 2030, we will still have room for growth through further land reclamation. There will also be opportunities to further optimise and redevelop our land. For example, we can look forward to the development of new growth corridors both in the north (from Woodlands to Punggol) and in the south (from Tanjong Pagar to Pasir Panjang Terminal). Over the long term, the way we live, work and play will continue to evolve, and we will continue to exploit technology and implement innovative solutions to further optimise our land uses.

The map below illustrates the likely profile of Singapore and possible land use allocation beyond 2030. It shows the scope for additional land reclamation, if needed. These reclaimed land parcels, including the land currently zoned as ‘reserve’, could be used for housing, industry and other uses. In addition, the map indicates how we can potentially recycle our land for other uses in the future. We will refine these plans as our population needs and land use requirements evolve.

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