Monday, January 2, 2012

THE GAZETTING OF THE KUALA LUMPUR CITY PLAN 2020 (KLCP 2020) POSTPONED



MEDIA STATEMENT
(For immediate release)
 THE GAZETTING OF THE KUALA LUMPUR CITY PLAN 2020
(KLCP 2020) POSTPONED

 Preparation of the Draft KLCP 2020
The Kuala Lumpur Mayor has prepared a local draft plan for Kuala Lumpur called the Draft Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 under Section 13, Federal Territory (Planning) Act, 1982. The Draft of the Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 was displayed to the public from May 15, 2008 to August 30, 2008.

Evaluation by the Public Opinion Hearing Committee
The Kuala Lumpur Mayor received a total of 5,052 representations involving 62,224 opinions. To handle the matter, the Kuala Lumpur Mayor formed a Public Objection Hearing Committee to hear out and review public objections received under Section 7, Federal Territory (Planning) Act, 1982.

After hearing and reviewing public objections from September 4, 2008 to May 28, 2009, the Public Objection Hearing Committee issued a Public Opinion Hearing Report to the Kuala Lumpur Mayor on October 20, 2009. A briefing was held on the Draft KLCP 2020 Public Opinion Hearing and Review Report for the Mayor and Advisory Committee Members on October 28, 2009 at the Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Draft KLCP 2020 Amendment Process
The Kuala Lumpur Mayor amended the Draft Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 based on the Public Opinion Hearing Report. A series of six Public and Stakeholder Information Workshops were organised to encourage the public to provide feedback on the amendments. The following workshops were held:

Workshop 1: Residents’ Association Seminar (April  24 - 26 2010)
Workshop 2: Achieving a People Friendly Public Transport System (May 17 & 18, 2010)
Workshop 3 : City Greenery and Quality of Life (June 28 & 29,  2010)
Workshop 4: Strengthening the Implementation of One Stop Centres – OSC (July 5,  2010)
Workshop 5: Towards a Sustainable Environment (July 27 & 28, 2010
Workshop 6: Sustainable Land Use & Community Facilities (November 15, 2010)

Apart from that, feedback from agencies/ministeries involved in implementing current government policies such as the National Key Economic Area Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley and MRT projects were also considered in the preparation of the amendment. A series of 17 meetings involving various ministries or agencies were held to discuss the following aspects:

i. Culture Zone
ii. Environment Control
iii. Plot Ratios
iv. Height Control & Viewing Corridor
v. Open/Green Areas
vi. Town Planning & Plan Implementation
vii. Land Use vs Mixed Development
viii. Land Use Integration & Integrated Transport
ix. Change in Land Use & Intensity
x. Implementation of Pedestrian Network
xi. Privatisation
xii. Urban Renewal
xiii. Commercial Floor Space Scenario (Occupancy Rate & Abandoned Projects)
xiv. Review of Open Area Guidelines
xv. Public Amenities: 'Non-Muslim Religious Facilities’
xvi. Redevelopment
xvii. Special Development Zone
The public was notified of the Amended Draft Plan during the Draft Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 Open Day from November 29, 2010 to Disember 1, 2010 held at the Foyer, DBKL Tower 1, Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur. Six briefing sessions were organised during the three days. A total of 1,227 people attended and DBKL also received 140 objections.

After careful consideration, the Mayor made relevant amendments taking into account the feedback of people from all walks of life including the general public, stakeholders and related agencies to ensure that the local plan prepared for Kuala Lumpur is comprehensive and enables effective implementation in the future.

After the amendments were made, the Mayor submitted the Amended Draft KLCP2020 on January 31, 2011 together with Draft KLCP 2020 and the Public Opinion Hearing Committee Report for evaluation and approval of the Minister of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing.

Federal Territory Planning Advisory Committee and Minister’s Approval
The documents submitted to the Ministry have been evaluated by the appointed Federal Territory Planning Advisory Board. A series of six Federal Territory Planning Advisory Board (FTPAB) meetings were held, including two chaired by the Minister of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing, at the Ministry of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing (MFTUWB) from April 4, 2011 to August 2, 2011.

The Minister, based on the advice given by (FTPAB), approved the KLCP 2020 Draft Amendments  on August 25, 2011.

Latest Status of the Amended Draft KLCP2020
 Currently, the Kuala Lumpur Mayor has completed amending the Draft KLCP 2020 based on the statements issued by the Ministry, to be gazetted under Section 16(2) Federal Territories (Planning) Act, 1982 on September 30, 2011 in line with the Minister’s KPIs.

 Reasons for Postponement
 When amending the Draft KLCP 2020, the Kuala Lumpur Mayor found several issues that have to be solved before the KLCP 2020 could be gazetted. The following are some of the issues:
 There are many among the public, either individually or in groups, who still have differing views on the land utilisation and intensity being recommended. The Kuala Lumpur Mayor has to consider these issues and believe that they could be solved through detailed discussions among the parties. One example is the land use zone and intensity in Jalan Maarof, Bangsar. Currently, the land owners along Jalan Maarof are still discussing with the Residents’ Associations in the area to ensure that the land use zone and intensity proposed in the KLCP 2020 Draft would create a ‘win-win’ situation for both parties.

Ensure that the infrastructure corridor proposal is fully taken into account.  The corridor proposed is for MRT routes involving the Second Phase of the ‘Circle Line’ and Phase Three of the “Green Line” (Kepong to Serdang).

Review the proposal to connect the NPE and DUKE Highway, which would create a negative impact on the River of Life development, the City Centre heritage area and pose traffic dispersal problems in Jalan Tun Razak.


There are also proposals for some new terminals that would enable integration of public transport components. This is considered very important and require detailed review to ensure effective implementation.

The tipping fee and costs to transport solid waste to the waste disposal site is expected to increase substantially. In view of this, a more detailed study on the proposal to build incinerators at the location of the transfer stations in Taman Beringin or Taman Fadason will be conducted as it is seen as an alternative solution to this problem. It will be developed using the “Solid Waste Park” concept to ensure that it is environment friendly and sustainable.

Adding public open areas based on several new proposals that could bring positive impact to the public including:

Proposal for a Youth Park in Jalan Ledang;
Public open areas at the Pantai Sewage Treatment Plant;
Public open areas in KLIFD;
Public open areas at the Sungai Besi Airport redevelopment area.

The mechanism and business model for the Kampung Baru redevelopment have yet to be determined and finalised.

Review the land use and intensity proposals and infrastructure needs around high impact areas including the Sungai Besi Airport redevelopment area.

Integrate the detailed plan for the River of Life with Entry Point Projects of the  Greater KL/KV NKEA.

Provide more resources for the elderly.

Take into account cycling path needs in housing areas and along greenbelts.

Review the need to maintain industrial areas or changing its status to more productive and safer use.

The proposed postponement has been discussed in detail at the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Planning Advisory Board meeting and has been agreed upon.  The decision was made after taking into account the aspects discussed and the government feels that it is necessary to engage the public and stakeholders again, especially with regards to new proposals, to fulfil the government’s aim of being more transparent in line with the 1 Malaysia slogan, People First, Performance Now. The proposal has also been brought to the attention of the Minister.

After careful consideration, the Kuala Lumpur Mayor has postponed the gazetting of KLCP 2020 and will engage in strategic communications with the people of Kuala Lumpur and get final feedback from the relevant agencies and ministries.

The communications strategy proposed will involve the organisation of information sessions and also relevant workshops involving the people of Kuala Lumpur specifically and stakeholders in general, to ensure that the gazetted KLCP 2020 is well received by the majority of the people. Everyone is encouraged to attend the planned workshops to give their opinions on the matters discussed.

Dikeluarkan oleh :
Unit Media
Jabatan Perancangan Korporat
Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur
4 Oktober 2011 6 Zulkaedah 1432H