SUBANG JAYA, Jan 4: Subang Jaya folks are crying foul! They believe MPSJ has, on the quiet, given the greenlight to a developer to start a paint-ball sports outlet in Taman Subang Ria.
A residents from SS15, known as DaFiSH, wrote to The Star (Jan 4) claiming that MPSJ's approval runs against the stand taken by the municipal council and Subang Jaya state assemblyman who had promised Taman Subang Ria will remain a public recreation park and green lung for the residents.
Soon... it'll be gone!
"Isnít it proper that MPSJ should seek the views of residents before approving the application by the developer?" DaFish asked. "After all, MPSJ has a channel in the form of the residentís committees to obtain feedback."
He said the lack of transparency goes against the tenets of Local Agenda 21 that advocates development of the municipality through consultation with community and business-based organisations," said the resident.
In 2000, the park has been in the news when residents objected to a veiled attempt to develop the area into a luxury condominium project.
The controversy did not die down until Subang Jaya state assemblyman Lee Hwa Beng declared development of Taman Subang Ria could only happen 'over his dead body'.
Sources told the usjXpress Team that Road Builders group, the concessionnaire for the New Pantai Expressway, is planning for a luxury lakeside living project at the park, called the Boulevard.
If it's true that they're developing the park into some theme park style entertainment ground, what can we do as residents to save our one and only *gasp* green lung? I don't want to lose this beautiful lake garden, a perfect jogging trail with plenty of places to .................................
save the park!!!! as it is, it has fallen into such a state of disrepair... such a pity. i remember once upon a time, it was one of the klang valley's premier parks - long before USJ was ever built. have fond childhood memories of visiting and riding on bumper boats and strolling around a CLEAN and WELL MAINTAINED park.
Come on, MPSJ - are widening roads and changing the design of kerbs all you can do? Can we have our beautiful park back, the way it once was?
oh wait - i suppose i should ask - is the whole park going to be commercialised or is it just a part of it to be turned over to the paintball operator?