URA Major Urban Transformation Area in Singapore

A great way to look out for property with upside potential in Singapore is to get a real estate that is near to or within major urban transformations. According to URA, urban transformation projects are key growth areas to boost economic growth in the identified areas, creating new jobs and bringing more amenities closer to the residents.

The creation of new jobs will increase the demands for housing, in turn, increase the rental yield and prices of home in the urban transformation region. The building of more amenities will further enhance the attractiveness of living in the transforming region, further increasing the value of the home.

So, in the below summary of major urban transformations in Singapore, my focus is the number of jobs that will be created by the urban transformation to assess the future demand for housing in the identified urban area and the schedule of the development so you can better plan your investment horizon. That say, do check out the list below before you invest in resale property in the open market or new private condominium project from developers.


Major DevelopmentsLand SizeTime & Schedule of DevelopmentExpected Number of JobsKey Focus
Jurong Innovation District600-HectarePhase 1 to be completed in 2022.95,000Advanced Manufacturing
Tuas Mega Port294- HectareOperation begins 2021, expected completion by 2040170,000 (jobs within maritime industry as of 2018 and another 5,000 jobs to be created in the next decade)Maritime
Jurong Lake District160-Hectare2008 and BeyondMore than 100,000 new jobsSecond Central Business District (CBD) of Singapore
Punggol Digital District50-HectarePhase 1 by 202328,000 new jobsDigital District
Paya Lebar Airbase800-HectareBegins 2030To be updatedLikely Aviation related theme.
Greater Southern Waterfront2,000 Hectare2027 onwards.To be updatedLive, Play, Work
Star Destination of the North (Woodlands Regional Centre)100-Hectare2017 to 2027Up to 100,000 new jobsAgri-Food Innovation Park
Changi RegionTo be updated2019 onwards.To be updatedBusiness Gateway to the World


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Edwin Goh

Branch District Director, ERA

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