The Greater Southern Waterfront, which extends from Pasir Panjang to Marina East, will be transformed into a new major gateway and location for urban living along Singapore’s southern coast.
Development will take place in phases, starting with the former Pasir Panjang Power District, Keppel Club and Mount Faber in the next 5 to 10 years.
What are the key transformations in the Greater Southern Waterfront we should know about?
Video highlight of redeveloping GSW during the 2019 National Day Rally:
To summarise the video above, here are the key developments that are going to happen:
1. There will be 9,000 new homes in the Greater Southern Waterfront
When Keppel Club’s lease expires in Dec 2021, the 44ha plot, which currently houses a golf course and club facilities will be redeveloped for housing. About 9,000 housing units, including private residences and BTO flats, will be built.
2. More Commercial Zones
Currently, there are already several big companies that have offices near Labrador Park. However, the GSW will also feature more commercial areas and new office spaces. This will allow more people to work near where they live.
3. Pasir Panjang Power District
An Ideas Competition was jointly organised in 2019 by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and the Singapore Land Authority (SLA), which invited the public, professionals and students to re-imagine the district for the next 15 to 20 years. 79 submissions were received, and several winning proposals were selected.
4. Public transport – new MRT stations coming up
Existing MRT stations in the GSW: Harbourfront (NEL/CCL), Telok Blangah (CCL), Labrador Park (CCL), Pasir Panjang (CCL), Haw Par Villa (CCL).
Upcoming TEL MRT stations in 2021/2023 are Marina South, Gardens by the Bay and Tanjong Rhu. By 2025, the Circle Line will literally come full circle, with MRT stations Keppel, Cantonment and Prince Edward Road on board.
5. Better Connectivity
A continuous waterfront promenade will seamlessly connect various places of interest along the Greater Southern Waterfront in future.
Along this corridor, the new Pasir Panjang Linear Park will connect West Coast Park to Labrador Nature Reserve, and offer park users a glimpse of Pasir Panjang’s working container port and Power District up close.
Other future connections will also link up places of interest along the waterfront to the hilltops for visitors to enjoy a distinctive recreational experience.
Why should I pay attention to this transformation?
How does GSW affect you, you ask? Well, the whole aim of GSW is to rejuvenate the entire southern part of Singapore. When that starts to happen, future property prices in the area are set to increase as the location becomes more attractive. There are certain locations where properties will have greater capital appreciation potential. So have a look at the developments coming up in the West Coast area, Pasir Panjang, Telok Blangah and even neighbouring districts such as Alexandra, Queenstown, Clementi and One-north.