Decks for residents to relax on and hold community events, a new pedestrian bridge and a fishing spot along the edge of the Serangoon Reservoir.
These are features that Hougang residents can look forward to when three water bodies in the town are revitalised under the PUB’s Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) programme. This will benefit nearby executive condo residents such as those from The Terrace EC, Waterwoods EC, Amore EC, Bellewaters EC and The Vales EC.
These three latest projects were unveiled yesterday at a groundbreaking ceremony officiated by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. About 1,500 residents attended the event.
Visitors also got to view a photo exhibition, titled SG Blue Spaces: In Seasons, featuring eight of Mr Lee’s personal works, some of which were taken at ABC Waters sites.
A 1.3km stretch of the canal along Hougang Avenue 10, between Hougang Avenue 4 and Buangkok Drive, will be enhanced with additional greenery along the canal edge.
The existing pedestrian bridge at Block 458, Hougang Avenue 10, will be reconstructed to a deck, which will connect the bus stop and housing blocks.
At Sungei Pinang, about 700m of the waterway banks will be enhanced with greenery, while a pedestrian bridge will be constructed across it to connect the housing estates and amenities in the vicinity.
A 200m stretch of Serangoon Reservoir will also undergo a makeover.
New community and recreational spaces for residents and park users, as well as viewing decks that integrate the reservoir and the park connector, will be built.
Fishing enthusiasts will also have a new fishing spot along the edge of the reservoir.
Works on all three projects are slated to begin next month and will be completed within three years, said national water agency.