New regional sports centre, polyclinic, public library and town park in Toa Payoh to be ready by 2030

The integrated development will be an extension of Toa Payoh Town Centre to serve residents in the central region.

Farhana Subuhan

Published: 27 February 2023, 12:17 PM

Residents in the central region will have a new regional sports centre, polyclinic, public library and regional town park when the Toa Payoh Integrated Development (TPID) is completed in 2030.

The development spans 12ha between Lorong 6 Toa Payoh and the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE). It will be an extension of Toa Payoh Town Centre, offering community facilities and spaces to residents, according to a joint press release on Sunday (Feb 26) by Sport Singapore (SportSG), the National Parks Board (NParks), National Library Board (NLB), Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP).

Plans for the regional sport centre currently include facilities such as swimming pools, indoor sports halls, sheltered tennis, futsal and netball courts, gymnasium, fitness studios, and a football stadium. SportSG said that the new integrated development is part of its efforts to bring quality sporting infrastructure closer to the community.

Plans are also underway for the development to house the national training centres for aquatics, netball and table tennis.

The redeveloped Toa Payoh polyclinic by NHGP will cater to both young families and the elderly. NHGP said it will offer a “holistic healthcare approach” to meet the needs of the residents, from providing regular assessment for healthy child development to senior services such as frailty screening and health.

The new library will also replace the existing one, with NLB offering facilities, programmes and services in line with its Libraries and Archives Blueprint 2025 (LAB25) goal.

The Toa Payoh Town Park will be “rejuvenated” with enhanced greenery and new amenities, bringing visitors closer to flora and fauna, said NParks. More native trees and shrubs will be planted throughout the hub and integrated with the various facilities to enhance the existing greenery and biodiversity.

Additionally, the development and landscaping of the new regional park will retain its heritage characteristics and vegetation. NParks also shared that it will conserve iconic features such as the Lookout Tower while enhancing the facilities and greenery in the park.

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