Public participation programme for new MPS local plan in April


SELAYANG Municipal Council (MPS) is planning to hold a publicity and public participation programme for the Selayang Municipal Council Draft Local Plan (Replacement) 2030 in April.

MPS president Shamsul Shahril Badliza Mohd Noor announced that the programme would proceed, after the proposal was approved at the MPS full board meeting on Wednesday.

“The suggestion is for the publicity and public participation programme to be held from April 1 to 30, ” said MPS Town Planning Department director Noriza Bahari, who tabled the proposal.

“People can view the plan at Menara MPS lobby and the Gombak District and Land Office lobby.”

She said the new local plan was needed to replace the existing MPS Local Plan 2020, which was gazetted in January 2011 and which expired last month.

“This is also to ensure development policies at national, state and local levels are in line with the planning policies and development direction for the replacement local plan.

“The new local plan will be the main reference point for the public and developers, in terms of development intensity plan and allowable development categories within a local area, to avoid conflict in land usage.”

Noriza added that MPS’ administrative area covered 54,559ha encompassing the Gombak district and three sub-districts, and it was divided into 10 development blocks.

Meanwhile, Shamsul said that up to Dec 31 last year, MPS managed to collect RM93.18mil in assessment tax for 2020, which was 87% of the RM107mil expected collection.

“As for collection of assessment tax arrears, we managed to get RM5.02mil or 72% of the RM6.9mil in total arrears, ” he said.

“Some 29,800 warrants were issued on those who had outstanding arrears of more than RM200.

“Those warrants were issued and sent out between Oct 1 and Dec 31 last year.

“A reduction in the warrant fine will be considered for property owners who pay their arrears whether in full or in instalments, ” he added.

As MPS had started sending digital assessment tax bills to all registered property

owners late last year, Shamsul reminded those who had yet to do so to register via

the MyMPS app or mymps.mps.gov.my portal to ensure they received a copy of their latest bill.

“To encourage more property owners to update their digital bill information and to pay their assessment tax online, MPS is running a Register, Pay and Win Campaign to get more people to use the MyMPS system, ” he said, highlighting that the campaign would end on Feb 28.

“The deadline for all licence renewal is Feb 28. A late processing fee of 10% on the total licence amount will be imposed on payments after this date, ” he added.

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