Jurong Gets Its Own Sports Hub

Jurong Town Council has completed the HDB's first Neighbourhood Renewal Programme (NRP) project.

The project is located near Blocks 111 to 118 and 120 to 126 Bukit Batok West Ave 6/Central.

Mr David Ong, MP for Jurong GRC and Chairman of Jurong Town Council, officiated at the completion ceremony, marking the significant local and national milestone.

A highlight of the NRP improvement works in the neighbourhood is the new Sports Hub - a unique place that caters to various sporting and leisure activities that can be enjoyed by all age groups.

Facilities at the hub include a basketball court, a street soccer court, a sepak takraw court, two badminton courts, a jogging track, a children's playground and multi-generation fitness corners.

The Sports Hub also has a stage with a large seating gallery that serves as an ideal venue for grassroots events and exercise sessions.

The concept of the Sports Hub is the result of the Town Council and Residents' Committee's efforts to actively engage residents in determining the facilities that should be included in the project.

Close to 90 per cent of residents supported the NRP project.

The Sports Hub is also in line with the broad framework of the NRP - to have facilities and amenities that can be enjoyed by a larger neighbourhood of residents.

The other improvement works in this project include sheltered linkways, drop-off points, pavilions and barrier-free access between blocks.

Fully funded by the government, this $4 million NRP project is part of HDB's Remaking Our Heartland (ROH) initiative to transform HDB towns into an even more vibrant and exciting place to live in.

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