URA gazettes two Rail Corridor buildings for conservation

The former Bukit Timah Fire Station, which is gazetted for conservation by URA. (PHOTO: Facebook)
The former Bukit Timah Fire Station, which is gazetted for conservation by URA. (PHOTO: Facebook)

SINGAPORE — The former Railway Station Staff Quarters and the Bukit Timah Fire Station have been gazetted for conservation, under Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) new Master Plan 2019 released on Wednesday (27 November).

Both the buildings that are newly-gazetted for conservation are located along the Rail Corridor.

The Railway Station Staff Quarters is located across the tracks to the conserved Bukit Timah Railway Station near Rifle Range Road, which acts as a key access point to the Rail Corridor. According to the URA Facebook page, some of the rooms will be retained while others will be re-adapted for new purposes, with a new pantry and upgraded toilet.

The former Bukit Timah Fire Station building will be a visitor centre for the nature and heritage attractions in the area, and will also feature the building's own history.

The Master Plan 2019 was formalised after the review of the draft, which was exhibited at the URA Building from late March till June this year.

Over 25,000 stakeholders and members of public visited the exhibition to find out more about the proposals, together with more than 110,000 visitors to the draft’s webpages. Regional plans were also exhibited at Waterway Point, Westgate, Junction 8, Our Tampines Hub and Causeway Point between late July and early August.

Suggestions and feedback for the draft plan’s proposals were incorporated, and will be considered as URA develops detailed plans for future areas.

The Master Plan 2019 and the Master Plan Written Statement 2019 are available in hard copy at The URA Centre Atrium for public viewing. They are also available online.

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