two articles on development in Subang Ria Park
Here are two articles that appeared in the NST today, on planned development in the Subang Ria Park....
RM15m plan for Subang Ria park
Sime UEP Properties Berhad plans to build a water fountain and amphitheatre for concerts at the Subang Ria park.
This will be part of the facelift for the park for which it will be spending between RM10 million and RM15 million. Other facilities will include toilets and upgrading of the jogging tracks.
Do you believe this will happen:
"They will be able to go there in the evenings and say that they have a facility to rival the KLCC park."
However, he said that they could not provide all these planned facilities "without getting anything in return".
"So a commercial development on part of the land at the park will come later.
The plan includes building high-end twin-tower condominiums and a car park.
They will leave 22.3ha of the park area for public use and 7.1ha for commercial development.
Sime UEP also plans to build a tunnel under Jalan Kewajipan to link Jalan SS16/1 to the park to reduce traffic congestion as there is now only one entrance to the park from the Lake View side.
That doesnt sound sooooo bad....Unforunately, this quote was also there:
Jauhari said the park could not be gazetted as a green lung because it belonged to Sime UEP. "It is our land, not state land. You cannot go and gazette other people’s land."
State rep to represent residents at hearing
Subang Jaya state assemblyman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng will represent the residents when Sime UEP Properties Berhad’s plans to rehabilitate and commercially develop the Subang Ria park come up for public hearing
For those of you who are interested, the plans will be unveiled at a public hearing at Holiday Villa on June 9.
It would be really excellent if you can turn up and view the plans. With the development of the Kelana highway, the SJMC car park, and these Sime Darby plans, the size of the park will be reduced...and this could be bad if the plans are not made to be people centred, focused on the people's demands and needs, not that of the corporations.
Hope to see some of you on June 9
Public hearing - who should attend
Here's a feedback from Dato Lee, in response to my query whether USJ residents can attend the public hearing.
Quote from Dato Lee:
"I said that in theory only rate payers of SS12 – SS19 are officially invited. However, it is not practical to stop others from attending. Maybe non SJ residents cannot speak. YDP is chairing the meeting. To me the more the better.
The logic that only SS12 – SS19 residents are invited is that the 10% of open space covers only SS12 – SS19. Wangsa Baiduri is definitely within SS12 – SS19. In a normal public hearing only owners of immediate lots are invited. This means only Holiday Villa, Sheraton Subang Jaya and Subang Jaya Medical Centre will be invited. I have used my influence to extend to all residents of SS12 – SS19. This is definitely unprecedented. Furthermore, I have requested Sime UEP to book a ballroom to accommodate more people and also to be held on a Sunday weekend.
I expect a big crowd. To me, this park should belong to everybody including USJ, Putra Heights or even Puchong or Shah Alam residents. Only that officially we can only invite Subang Jaya (SS12 – SS19) residents.
I have promised to make the above arrangement and I have fulfilled it. The press advertisements should come out next week and the details of the proposals should be exhibited in MPSJ ground floor next week.
See all of you on 15th July 2007."