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Murali Pillai on reviewing the model of estate management for public housing in Singapore

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Have HDB handle the maintenance of public housing estates as it did in the past, to manage rising costs and address other challenges faced by town councils. MP Murali Pillai moved an adjournment motion on this in Parliament on Monday (May 9). Responding, Senior Minister of State for National Development Sim Ann said the Government would “think very carefully” before re-centralising township maintenance because “devolution is at the heart of the town council concept”. However, she said Mr Murali had provided “helpful reminders” about considerations such as keeping maintenance costs in mind when designing HDB towns, and tracking how the costs of maintaining HDB estates should be managed. Ms Sim said the Government is “committed to doing both”.

Murali Pillai on reviewing the model of estate management for public housing in Singapore

09 May 2022 07:18pm

Have HDB handle the maintenance of public housing estates as it did in the past, to manage rising costs and address other challenges faced by town councils. MP Murali Pillai moved an adjournment motion on this in Parliament on Monday (May 9). Responding, Senior Minister of State for National Development Sim Ann said the Government would “think very carefully” before re-centralising township maintenance because “devolution is at the heart of the town council concept”. However, she said Mr Murali had provided “helpful reminders” about considerations such as keeping maintenance costs in mind when designing HDB towns, and tracking how the costs of maintaining HDB estates should be managed. Ms Sim said the Government is “committed to doing both”.

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