Transformation and Redevelopment of Hougang
Hougang and the surrounding towns are undergoing a major redevelopment and transformation.
Part of the Remaking our Heartland (ROH) initiative, there will be improvements in amenities, transport, and commercial/industrial developments.
Remaking Our Heartland
As part of HDB’s Remaking our Heartland (ROH) programme for Hougang, Upper Serangoon Road will be enhanced as a heritage corridor that showcases its rich history with identity markers.
Residents can look forward to enhancements to the pedestrian experience and greenery along Hougang Central and the creation of new public spaces such as the Market Square at Kovan City.
Improvements in Transport
Residents of the North-East Region will benefit from easier journeys and shorter travel times as significant improvements to public transport and roads are implemented over the next 10 years.
Better Interchanges and Bus Services
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 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
New Cycling Networks
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.
New Commercial & Industrial Developments
Serangoon Sub-Regional Center
New commercial developments will be added to the Serangoon Sub-Regional Centre, providing businesses with alternative locations for office space outside the city. With this, residents in the North-East can expect better access to employment opportunities and more amenities.
Lorong Halus & Defu Industrial Parks
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.
Credits: URA Masterplan for North-East Region