Queenstown Planning Area

Queenstown is a planning area and a satellite town located in the Central Region of Singapore. It is one of the earliest housing estates to be built by the Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT) and subsequently the Housing and Development Board (HDB). It also has the distinction of being the first satellite town in Singapore. Queenstown has grown into a modern town that offers a variety of housing, ample amenities and excellent transport connectivity. As Queenstown develops, there will be continuing efforts to showcase its heritage and strengthen its distinct identity.

Singapore’s Queenstown planning area contains subzones:

  • Pasir Panjang 1
  • Queensway
  • Tanglin Halt
  • Mei Chin
  • National University Of Singapore
  • Port
  • Kent Ridge

 

  • One North
  • Commonwealth
  • Dover
  • Ghim Moh
  • Singapore Polytechnic
  • Pasir Panjang 2
  • Holland Drive
  • Margaret Drive

Housing: New Choices In A Fresh Environment

Homes in Queenstown are highly popular given their proximity to the city. Queenstown will see more diverse housing options for Singaporeans and opportunities for young couples to live close to their families. • Margaret Drive will see new public housing, the development of new private housing nearby and the construction of a nursing home to serve the needs of elderly residents • Ghim Moh will see new high-density housing in future • New homes will soon rise near the fringes of Holland Village, and will give home-seekers a chance to live close to the buzz of this lifestyle node

Identity: Nostalgic Queenstown, intriguing Holland Village

As the first satellite town, Queenstown has a rich history that is closely linked to Singapore’s nation building. Today, several buildings, including Princess House, the former Anchor Brewery Brewmaster’s House and the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, have been conserved. To further preserve memories of a shared past and to enrich residents’ sense of belonging, more heritage buildings will be conserved: • Former Commonwealth Avenue Wet Market at Block 38 Commonwealth Avenue, which will be incorporated into a new HDB development • Queenstown Library, the first community library in Singapore • Blocks 1, 2 and 6 of the historic Alexandra Hospital • 394 Alexandra Road Besides these treasured landmarks, Queenstown is home to Holland Village, one of the more popular lifestyle destinations in Singapore. While there are plans to rejuvenate an old housing precinct, care will be taken to safeguard its distinctive character as an urban village with intimate streetscapes. Besides new housing, there will be a new community park planned for this area and a new mixed-use development that will provide sufficient car parking for visitors. The extended Holland Village will have a human-scale, pedestrian-oriented environment and public spaces.

Leisure: New reasons to be outdoors

Queenstown offers a wide range of recreational facilities and landscapes for residents of all ages to delight in their favourite outdoor activities. In addition to major parks such as West Coast Park, Kent Ridge Park and HortPark, residents have easy access to green spaces within the housing estates. Green spaces are being planned for most households to be no more than a 10-minute walk away from a park:

• An expanded park connector network, including links to the future Round Island Route, will make it easier for residents to walk or cycle to other parks and attractions

• A new community park at Holland Village

• The Rail Corridor as a green route for walking and cycling

• An innovative park at one-north that will have a car park tucked underneath it and that will double up as an outdoor event space next to MediaCorp’s new campus

Economy: Nurturing a growth centre and creating jobs

The development of one-north is progressing steadily and will continue to create exciting job opportunities in this cutting-edge live-work-play-learn environment. Upcoming developments include:

• Lucasfilm’s Sandcrawler, at Fusionopolis

• The Metropolis, a new office building next to Buona Vista MRT Station

• Mediacorp’s new headquarters at Mediapolis

• Campuses of ESSEC and Unilever’s Four Acres Corporate University at Nepal Hill

Normanton Park Queenstown Planning Area