Planning for Subang’s future

Noraini explaining some of the details of the new draft plan.

BASED on the population projection by Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ), it is expected that Subang Jaya’s population will reach 1.56 million by 2035.

With this in mind, the local council outlined its Local Draft Plan 2035 with a focus on accommodating the growing population while maintaining its goal of creating a sustainable and green municipality.

The draft plan replaces the Subang Jaya Municipal Council Local Draft Plan 2020, and will see a change in land zoning.

MPSJ president Noraini Roslan said the draft plan focused not only on the physical development of Subang Jaya, but also its social welfare and sustainable development.

In terms of physical development, she said it would be based on the transit oriented development (TOD) format.

With a growing number of people living in Subang Jaya, she said there would be a need for new housing.

“We plan to accommodate people by going for compact development because Subang Jaya does not have much land anymore.

“So, the TOD centres will accommodate a multilevel and mixed development where population and businesses can be placed in the same building, because this is the way to go in the future when you do not have much land,” she said.

She said a higher concentration of people in a smaller place with good access to public transportation will reduce the need to travel further for daily necessities.

She added that MPSJ wants to save as much green area as possible, which is why the remaining green areas need not be developed into an urban sprawl.

Preparation for the draft plan began in July last year.

To give the public a better understanding of the local draft plan, the council has presented it using more graphics rather than written statements.

The public can view the draft plan, and make suggestions or raise concerns, at the MPSJ Headquarters lobby, MPSJ Hypermedia Library in Bandar Puteri Puchong, and MPSJ Hypermedia Library in the 3K Complex, Seri Kembangan, until Nov 12 from 9am to 4.30pm.

The viewing period will be extended should there be requests from the public.

Alternatively, the public can download the DRTSJ2035 app available on Google Playstore to place their objections or suggestions to the draft plan.

For details, call the council’s planning department at 03-8026 7454 or 03-8026 4429.

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