Three new Prime Location Public Housing (PLH) have been announced as part of the upcoming HDB November sales exercise, two in Queenstown and one in Kallang Whampoa.
Minister for National Development, Desmond Lee, made this announcement in a Facebook post.
Two Prime Location Housing projects
The two PLHs in Queenstown, Ulu Pandan Banks and Ghim Moh Natura, will be close to transport hubs like Dover MRT and Buona Vista MRT. The one at Kallang Whampoa (Kallang Horizon) will be situated in close proximity to Kallang MRT.
All three estates will be well-served by existing amenities and facilities.
"To keep such PLH projects affordable and accessible, we apply an additional subsidy on top of the substantial subsidies already provided for all BTO flats," Lee writes.
The introduction of the PLH model is meant to ensure that flats in prime and central locations remain "affordable and accessible" to Singaporeans from "different walks of life", Lee added.
There have been seven other projects offered under this model.
A total of 9,500 new flats to launch in November
Over 9,500 new flats in mature and non-mature estates will be launched on Nov. 23, 2022.
In addition to the two PLH projects, new flats will be launched in Queenstown, under Queensway Canopy project. These flats will not fall under the PLH model as it is located further away from main transport nodes and other major amenities, Lee explains.
Queensway Canopy residents will have access to amenities such as supermarkets, food centres and clinics. It will also be located next to the Rail Corridor so residents can enjoy recreational activities next to nature.
"We remain committed to keeping public housing affordable, especially for first-time home buyers," Lee added.
Top photo from Desmond Lee's Facebook