SINGAPORE - Sengkang residents can expect a new hawker centre to open near Sengkang Sports Centre and Farmway LRT station in the first quarter of 2024.
According to The Straits Times, the Anchorvale Village Hawker Centre is slated to have 36 cooked-food stalls and 650 seats.
Plans for this hawker centre comes after the announcement of two hawker centres slated to open later this year in Buangkok and Woodleigh.
Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment, Amy Khor, had said in Parliament on 2 March that the government will prioritise building such food amenities in new and existing heartland estates which are relatively under-served in affordable dining options.
“This ensures the centre serves the demands of the residents, while avoiding over-competition among comparable food and beverage establishments,” she said.
New integrated commercial and residential hub
Anchorvale Village Hawker Centre will form part of an integrated commercial and residential hub.
The hub will comprise two 15-storey flats, a neighbourhood centre with a roof garden, educational schools, a childcare centre, retail shops, a community plaza and two basement car parks.
The Housing and Development Board (HDB) had previously said on 4 March that the Anchorvale Village Build-To-Order project is on track for completion between May and July this year.
Food-waste digester and segregation of food waste
According to National Environment Agency (NEA)'s stipulation, the new hawker centre must include a food-waste digester, which uses microbes to break down food waste into simpler organic materials that can be used as fertilisers.
It will also follow GreenGov.sg's sustainability plan which requires public sector buildings with F&B establishments to segregate food waste for either on-site or off-site treatment from 2024.
Stall tenderers will also be required to work with the Health Promotion Board to provide healthier food and drinks for consumers.
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