Country club to make way for high speed rail terminus

The Singapore government will acquire the current site of Jurong Country Club (JCC) in Jurong East to develop the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) terminus, revealed a joint statement from the Land Transport Authority (LTA), Singapore Land Authority (SLA), and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).

The actual terminus will take up about 12ha, or around 20 percent of the JCC site. The rest of the site will comprise new mixed-use developments and community facilities to serve Jurong residents, HSR passengers and visitors.

The JCC plot is considered ideal due to its high connectivity, proximity to two existing MRT lines (East-West and North-South Lines) at Jurong East MRT station, upcoming MRT lines within the area (the Jurong Region Line and Cross Island Line), as well as the future integrated transport hub in Jurong East.

The terminus will also be located close to Jurong Gateway, which is shaping up as a vibrant mixed-use precinct.

At the recent Singapore-Malaysia Leaders’ Retreat, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the HSR terminus in Singapore would be sited in Jurong East. This is in line with the government’s vision to develop Jurong into a second central business district.

In the meantime, SLA will work closely with the management of JCC and assist the club throughout the acquisition process

Romesh Navaratnarajah, Singapore Editor at PropertyGuru, wrote this story. To contact him about this or other stories email romesh@propertyguru.com.sg

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