New Labrador Nature Park network to be developed, will include new nature trails and park connectors
New parks next to a new housing development.
A new Labrador Nature Park network will be established to strengthen and enhance the area’s greenery and ecological connectivity, announced Minister of National Development Desmond Lee on Apr 12 (Tuesday).
Covering 200 hectares of green spaces, the network will be about one-and-a-half times the size of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. It will add on to Labrador Nature Park and the existing parks in the region.
The new network will add 30km to Singapore’s nature trails and park connectors, providing about 40km of such spaces to explore within that area.
Four new green spaces will be introduced to the network, including a nature park along Alexandra Stream, a new extension of Pasir Panjang Park, a new nature park at Berlayer Creek and a new park at King’s Dock.
The first park to be completed is at King’s Dock, which will be done by 2024, followed by the Alexandra Nature Park by 2025.
The extension of Pasir Panjang Park is meant to link the Labrador Nature Network to West Coast Park and will be completed by the end of 2022.
There are also plans for Pasir Panjang Park to have a waterfront extension at the former Pasir Panjang Power District.
The Berlayer Creek Nature Park will consist of the existing Berlayer Creek and a 30m wide extension, the Berlayer corridor.
The extension is meant to protect the creek’s mangrove habitats, according to the media release.
In light of the upcoming HDB developments at Keppel Club site, Minister Lee reiterates the need to remain sensitive to surrounding natural areas and to be conscious of minimising the environmental impact.
“The development at the Keppel Club site and the wider Labrador Nature Park Network exemplifies this approach. Working with our community to weave nature into our urban fabric,” he added.