Jurong Bird Park site to be returned to JTC in 2025, public to be consulted on site’s use

by Albert02

Jurong Bird Park site to be returned to JTC in 2025, public to be consulted on site’s use

Jurong Bird Park site to be returned to JTC in 2025, public to be consulted on site’s use. The Jurong Bird Park site will be returned to JTC Corporation in 2025 after the bird park relocates to Mandai in 2023. Prior to the property’s return, JTC will work with Mandai Wildlife Group and other relevant agencies “on the reinstatement of the site,” said Minister of State for Trade and Industry Alvin Tan in Parliament on Wednesday. According to Mr Tan, JTC and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), along with other authorities such as the National Parks Board, were evaluating long-term land use plans for the property. “We’ll look at existing elements like the (bird park’s) waterfall and the adjoining Jurong Hill tower,” he added.

“We understand that, given the memories and history linked with Jurong Bird Park, we will seek public opinion in due time to jointly construct future Jurong Hill plans.” Mr Tan was responding to Mr Shawn Huang (Jurong GRCquery )’s about what will happen to the park’s animals and plants after it closes on January 3, 2023. Mandai Wildlife Group said in October that there will be a massive “migration” of over 3,500 birds between the closure of Jurong Bird Park and the opening of Mandai’s new bird park, Bird Paradise, in the second quarter of 2023. Mr Tan further mentioned that the new park will house roughly 50 plant varieties.

Following the park’s closing announcement, The Straits Times reported that heritage supporters want the park, as well as the surrounding Jurong Hill, to be preserved as recreational green spaces. Those who spoke with ST said that, aside from the memories associated with the bird park, the Jurong Hill area is of national significance because of its role in Singapore’s early industrialisation drive, and that iconic built structures in the area should be maintained. Jurong Bird Park and Jurong Hill Park cover a combined area of approximately 35ha – roughly the size of 50 football fields – that is zoned for park use and managed by JTC.

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Source:
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/jurong-bird-park-site-to-be-returned-to-jtc-in-2025-public-to-be-consulted-on-site-s-use


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