Mr Gan Thiam Poh: To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry whether JTC can increase the availability of parking spaces for start-ups operating out of the JTC Launchpad at Ayer Rajah Crescent.
Written Answer by Minister for Trade & Industry Mr Chan Chun Sing
1. LaunchPad @ one-north is part of the one-north Business Park which was designed as a car-lite estate. It is a three minutes’ walk from one-north MRT station and is served by 10 bus lines. JTC encourages its tenants to take public transport in order to contribute to a green and sustainable Singapore.
2. Nevertheless, JTC has been working closely with tenants at LaunchPad @ one-north to address their on-site parking needs. For example, JTC introduced the quarterly season parking (QSP) scheme in 2017 to allow more tenants to apply for season parking. For the past year, applications have not exceeded the available lots, and the number of appeals from tenants for parking lots have fallen.
3. JTC will continue monitoring the parking situation to support tenants’ parking needs. Tenants with critical parking needs may approach JTC at any time for assistance.