Environmental Study Reports
Pulau Ubin’s coastlines have been affected by coastal erosion in recent years. This has resulted in the retreat of the shoreline, loss of mangrove habitats, and damage to areas for public recreation. To mitigate these impacts and prevent further erosion, NParks will be implementing shoreline restoration works, which will incorporate both nature-based solutions and habitat creation strategies:
· Headlands with naturalised planting
· Beach nourishment
· Mangrove shoreline toe protection
· Cliff protection and slope stabilisation
Restoration works are targeted to begin in 2023. The detailed design has been completed and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the works is now ready for public disclosure. The purpose of the EIA is to assess the potential environmental impacts of the project, including on the marine water environment and biodiversity.
The EIA has assessed that no significant impacts are predicted for this project in terms of hydrodynamics, morphology, sediment plume, water quality and its consequent impacts on aquaculture and recreational facilities, with the implementation of key mitigation measures during the restoration works. In terms of biodiversity impact, in the long run, there will be positive impacts due to the restoration of the shoreline coastal forest habitat and mangrove habitat. In order to achieve such long-term positive impacts, there will be minor impacts during the restoration works phase due to the temporary loss of terrestrial and marine habitat and flora.
Mitigation measures to address potential environmental impacts have been developed as part of the Environmental Monitoring and Management Plan (EMMP) in the EIA. The EMMP will be implemented during the restoration works period.
Public feedback for the EIA report was sought from 28 September 2022 to 26 October 2022.
The public feedback period has closed.
If you wish to review the report, kindly contact Wee Hong Yuan and Kee Wen Yu via email at firstname.lastname@example.org