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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Give input on draft plan

The Selangor government wants the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) to encourage residents in Petaling Jaya Utara (PJU) 1 and 2, Petaling Jaya Selatan (PJS) and SS areas to give feedback on the Special Area Draft Plan (RKK) 2020.

State executive councillor for housing, building development and squatters Iskandar Abdul Samad said the council could create focus groups that were part of the larger areas identified for the RKK exercise.

“The state government wants the council to better address concerns of those residents who live or work in PJU 1 and 2, PJS and SS areas.

“Most people are busy and do not have time to come to the council’s headquarters to view the draft plans,” he said after launching the RKK at Royale Bintang Hotel in Petaling Jaya yesterday.

Iskandar directed MBPJ to display the draft plan at places of worship.
“Places of worship are an excellent focal point to encourage particpation of local residents. MBPJ must enlist the cooperation of the mosques, churches Hindu and Buddhist temples to have the public display at their grounds on weekends,” he said.

RKK is a short-term development plan to build roads, highways and public amenities.

Areas under the RKK are PJU1, PJU1A, PJU2, PJU3, PJU4, PJU5 and PJU10, PJU2, PJU6, PJU7, PJU8 and PJU9. The SS area covers part of SS2, SS3, SS4, SS5, SS6, SS7, SS8, SS9, SS11, SS20, SS221, SS22, SS23, SS24, SS25 and SS26.

Iskandar said all the areas under the RKK involved 426,301 residents.
“We want the people to provide constructive feedback and not just oppose development.
“If a resident living in Mutiara Damansara in PJU7/1 is against a highway then list down the reasons with photographs to show the implications to the neighbourhood,” he said.

Objections to the proposed plans in the RKK is open for a month, from today until Feb 29.
“Once MBPJ’s planning department has examined the feedback, than a public hearing will be held. The feedback would be given to the state planning committee before it is gazetted.

“We expect young professionals to take full advantage of the public display and hearing. It would be good to see residents’ groups voicing their concerns,” he said.

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