Walking across from Greenleaf Estate to Sixth Avenue is now a breeze for Greenleaf residents!

 

PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, had plans to enhance the drains along the roads of Greenleaf Estate while the Ministry of National Development embarked on improving the rest of the estate as part of its regular Estate Upgrading Pprogramme (EUP).

Prior to starting the EUP work, the Neighbourhood Committee of Greenleaf Estate highlighted that residents needed a short cut from their estate to the bus stop at Sixth Avenue. 

 

One suggestion was to cover the existing outlet drain which was outside the EUP estate boundary leading to the bus stop, so that residents could walk on it safely. But this would have to under the URA development plan which would be more than 5 years later.

 

As time went by, more residents raised similar requests and shared that they were currently walking along a forested area, that was sometimes filled with rainwater, to reach the bus stop.  Realising that a solution had to be found, PUB gathered the relevant partner agencies and put their heads together.

 

After deliberation, PUB secured the funds to construct a proper footpath for the residents. The Building and Construction Authority helped to design and construct the footpath, and the Land Transport Authority took over its maintenance and lighting.  While PUB coordinated the works, the Singapore Land Authority and Urban Redevelopment Authority provided consultation on land issues during the building.

 

Eventually, the footpath was completed in Mar 2017, keeping residents better connected within their estate!

 

 

Map of state land

 

State Land which was then a forested area

State Land which was then a forested area

 

 

Completed footpath linking from Greenleaf Estate to Sixth AvenueCompleted footpath linking from Greenleaf Estate to Sixth Avenue

Completed footpath linking from Greenleaf Estate to Sixth Avenue