The 360-hectare JLD will be the largest mixed-use business district outside the city centre, with quality offices, housing, amenities and abundant green spaces. A complementary leisure and recreational cluster has also been planned around Jurong Lake to leverage on the area's unique lakeside and garden setting.
With 4 MRT lines serving the district by 2035, residents, workers and visitors will have enhanced accessibility to the rest of the island, including direct connections to the CBD, Changi Airport and JID.
The development of JLD will revolve around 4 key themes:
Artist's impression of JLD
Artist's impression of a pedestrian-friendly street in JLD
JLD exhibition at Westgate
Served by 6 future Jurong Region Line stations, JID will be an industrial district for advanced manufacturing, supporting an ecosystem of manufacturers, technology providers, researchers and education institutions with Nanyang Technological University nearby.
JID is envisioned to be:
Artist's Impression of the Jurong Innovation District © JTC Corporation
By leveraging on advanced automation and more efficient processes, this next-generation port can handle 65 million TEUs when fully operational by the 2040s, twice the volume handled by our ports today. The port’s global reach and connectivity can also benefit factories in Tuas and Jurong with quicker production-to-market turnarounds.
Come 2035, the West will be served by 6 rail lines, connecting more residents to key employment, recreation and leisure areas. With the introduction of the Jurong Region Line and Cross Island Line, residents will have more commuting options. The future Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) will allow commuters to switch between transport modes more conveniently and add vibrancy to the area.
Note: The western stretch of the Cross Island Line is currently under study.
Mobility corridors in the West
New mobility corridors will make it easier to travel around the West.
Artist's impression of sky corridor © JTC Corporation
Jurong Innovation District
Workers and residents of nearby Jurong West and Tengah towns can look forward to a new 11-kilometre-long sky corridor that allows pedestrians, cyclists and autonomous shuttles to move seamlessly within the precinct to nearby transport hubs and exciting lifestyle options.
Artist's impression of transit-priority corridor along Jurong Canal Drive Extension
Jurong Canal Drive Extension
The future Jurong Canal Drive Extension will be designed for buses only, connecting two ‘car-lite’ districts - Tengah and JLD. Existing footpaths and bike lanes will be widened and lined with shadier trees for a more pleasant walking and cycling experience. This new mobility corridor will form part of a regional transit-only network connecting other towns in future.
Walking & Keeping Fit in All-Weather Comfort
Artist's impression of J-Walk
A map of the existing and new J Walk
Offering pedestrians shelter in JLD come rain or shine, the existing J-Walk network will be extended to more developments. Beyond being just a linkway between malls, the elevated pedestrian network will also have programmes for fitness enthusiasts to clock more steps while moving around the district.
New housing and community facilities in the West will be nestled within lush green spaces, close to parks and nature corridors. They will be developed sensitively, allowing biodiversity to thrive and co-exist in harmony with humans. By integrating developments with greenery, residents will be able to enjoy a good quality living environment.
Artist's impression of Tengah Town (Plantation District) © Housing & Development Board
Tengah will be a model for smart and sustainable living. Residents will enjoy easy access to quality amenities, generous green spaces and dedicated gardening and farming spaces. A major feature is the 100m-wide, 5km-long Forest Corridor, forming part of a larger ecological pathway connecting the Western and Central Catchment Areas.
Artist's impression of Dairy Farm
Even in smaller estates, integrating new developments with existing green areas remains a priority. New housing in Dairy Farm will incorporate sensitive urban design features to ensure a human-scale environment, especially along the existing landscaped canal.
More community facilities will be planned close to or in parks to serve as attractive gathering places for residents to socialise and interact.
Artist's impression of SAFRA Clubhouse in Choa Chu Kang © Ministry of Defence
SAFRA Clubhouse in Choa Chu Kang
SAFRA’s new clubhouse in Choa Chu Kang Park will provide a range of fitness options for NSmen and their families, as well as residents of northwest Singapore. Come 2022, visitors can enjoy a sheltered swimming pool with a park view, a “sky track running circuit” and an indoor children’s playground — all designed to be sensitively integrated with surrounding greenery.
With new parks and enhancements to existing green spaces and waterways, communities will be able to get closer to nature for leisure and recreation. These green and blue networks will also help to enhance biodiversity in our living and working environments.
Illustrated plan of green and blue spaces in West region
Artist's impression of Rifle Range Nature Park © National Parks Board
Artist's impression of ABC Waters Project at Sungei Ulu Pandan © PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency
Jurong Lake Gardens
Jurong Lake Gardens will be Singapore’s first national gardens in the heartlands, bringing nature closer to homes. With the opening of Lakeside Gardens in April 2019, residents and visitors can enjoy nature-themed and water play areas, lifestyle and sports facilities, as well as a restored swamp forest and wetlands. The rest of Jurong Lake Gardens will open progressively from 2021 onwards and the new Science Centre next to Chinese Garden MRT station is slated to be ready around 2025.
Artist's impression of Jurong Lake Gardens © National Parks Board