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NSRCC to get replacement land after govt takes back current site

The National Service Resort & Country Club (NSRCC) has been given 12 hectares of replacement land in return for the 26 hectares of its current temporary occupation lease (TOL) site, which the government is claiming back for Changi Airport’s development.

SINGAPORE: The National Service Resort & Country Club (NSRCC) has been given 12 hectares of replacement land in return for the 26 hectares of its current temporary occupation lease (TOL) site, which the government is claiming back for Changi Airport’s development.

In a media statement from the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), Director National Service Affairs Brigadier-General (NS) Tung Yui Fai said: "To mitigate this loss, and to ensure that the Changi club continues to have an 18-hole golf course for NSmen, a 12-ha plot of replacement land contiguous to NSRCC has been identified.

"The land lease for NSRCC's Changi club will also be extended from 2023 to 2040."

MINDEF added that with this extended land lease, NSRCC will undertake a "comprehensive review" of both its Changi and Kranji clubs, to develop better amenities that continue to provide NSmen and their families with high standards of recreational, sports and social facilities.

NSRCC was informed on 16 February by the government that its current TOL site, which has nine holes of the club's golf course, will not be renewed after it expires this year.

Some land will also be needed for drainage and road works.

The total land returned from the existing Changi club is about 40 per cent.

NSRCC was set up to recognise the contributions of all NSmen in the Home Team and the Singapore Armed Forces.

More information on NSRCC's redevelopment plans can be found on the NSRCC website.

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