HDB Unveils Plans for a New Public Housing Estate at Site of Former Police Academy in the Mount Pleasant Area
HDB today announced the conceptual development plans for a new housing estate, on a brownfield site largely comprised by the former Police Academy site (“Old PA (OPA)”) in the Mount Pleasant area, to meet the strong demand for public housing. When fully developed, the new 33-hectare estate will provide about 5,000 new homes and add to the good geographical spread of public housing to meet the different needs of Singaporeans, including young families who want to live near their parents for better mutual care and support. The plan is to launch the first Build-to-Order project of the new housing estate within the next five years.
2 Bounded by Thomson Road and the Pan Island Expressway (PIE), the site of the new housing estate, which includes the Old Police Academy (OPA), has been earmarked for residential development in URA’s Master Plan since 1998. It is situated close to established housing areas such as Toa Payoh. Future residents will be well served by the Mount Pleasant MRT station on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), which will open in tandem with the completion of public housing developments in the area.
Indicative boundary of new housing estate outlined in red. HDB will be developing approximately 33 ha of land in Mount Pleasant, bounded by Thomson Road and the Pan Island Expressway (PIE)
Part of Singapore Polo Club to be acquired
3 To facilitate the development of public housing and estate road network in the area, a small part of the land at the Singapore Polo Club (SPC), located to the north-east of the new housing estate, will be acquired by the Government. The clubhouse, field and main horse stables will not be affected.
4 The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has gazetted the acquisition of the affected land today. SLA and HDB will work closely with SPC to assist them through the acquisition process and to minimise the impact on SPC’s operations.
5 The notification of the land affected by the acquisition has been published in the Gazette on 23 Nov 2021. The Gazette Notification No. 2487 dated 5 Nov 2021 may be found online at www.egazette.com.sg. The affected private land is listed below:
Extent of Acquisition
Area in sqm
Relevant Street Address
80 Mount Pleasant Road
7 The plan of the affected land may be inspected during normal office hours at the office of the Collector of Land Revenue, Singapore Land Authority from Monday to Friday except Public Holidays. Any person who wishes to claim an interest in compensation on account of the acquisition, but has not received an acquisition notice, may contact the office of the Collector of Land Revenue, Singapore Land Authority at 1800 323 9829 to arrange for an inquiry to state the nature of his interests in the land, the amount and particulars of his claims to compensation for his interest, the basis or mode of valuation by which the amount claimed is arrived at and his objections, if any, to the measurements of the land.
8 Should you require additional information, you may contact Singapore Land Authority at 1800 323 9829.
Singapore Land Authority
23 November 2021
 Mount Pleasant MRT station is part of TEL Stage 3, which is expected to open in 2022. Mount Pleasant MRT station is designed to be integrated with the estate, and will open later, in tandem with the completion of public housing developments in the area.