The mature town of Bedok could see more space freed up for housing once the Bedok Integrated Complex is completed in 2017, revealed Senior Minister of State (National Development) Lee Yi Shyan and reported in the media.
Specifically, the land on which the Bedok Swimming Complex is sited could be used for housing development since it is one of the facilities that will be moved in the new complex.
Meanwhile, HDB will be consulted regarding the use of land occupied by other facilities such as the Bedok Polyclinic.
Mr Lee, who is also Member of Parliament for East Coast GRC, made the statements in response to questions fielded by reporters after the opening of the Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre.
The size of three football fields, the Bedok Integrated Complex will house, the Bedok Sports Centre, Kampong Chai Chee Community Club, Bedok Public Library, Bedok Polyclinic and an eledercare centre. The integrated complex is part of HDB’s Remaking our Heartland (ROH) plans within the East Coast area which include Bedok Town centre area as well as other Bedok Town neighbourhoods.
Also part of the ROH plans, the Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre features 70 stalls, free Wi-Fi and NETS contactless card payments. The new centre can also seat around 1,000 people.
Other developments set to be completed in the next few years include the new Bedok Town Plaza (pictured).
Image (by HDB): Artist impression of the Bedok Town Plaza