Mandai Environmental Impact Assessment

Improving wildlife connectivity

Come 2019, there will be a dedicated bridge at Mandai to facilitate safe crossings for local wildlife, linking the southern and northern sides of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Other measures taken to continue providing and enhancing habitat corridors for wildlife include the installation of poles and rope ladders along Mandai Lake Road to help squirrels and gliding animals move across corridors more easily. Across the precinct, thousands of trees will also be planted, to ensure canopy connectivity for local wildlife to move through the precinct.

Developing sensitively

Before any construction work, great care is taken to ensure there are no wildlife present on the site. Wildlife shepherding is conducted by trained staff and volunteers to carefully shepherd any animals out of the site to surrounding green areas while trees are inspected and checked for signs of wildlife before any tree transplanting or removal.

To better equip all site staff with knowledge of the area, they are required to undergo special biodiversity awareness training. The training helps to familiarise themselves with the types of wildlife in the area and the protocol to activate specialist response to wildlife sightings.

Conserving and enhancing the habitat

Trees on site are surveyed and tagged based on their species, health, size and conservation status. Trees of conservation interest are identified for protection, and will be incorporated in the park designs, or transplanted while trees, saplings and tree ferns that are suitable for transplanting will be harvested and transplanted to parts of the parks. To foster a conducive habitat for native trees and plants to thrive, invasive tree species and weeds that could impede the habitat will be removed, and soil augmentation done.

EIA Documents

Mandai Park Holdings (MPH) gazetted the results of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for its plans to develop Mandai into an integrated nature and wildlife destination that promotes sustainability and wildlife conservation. The EIA was commissioned by MPH and was undertaken at a conceptual design stage. It surveys the baseline environmental conditions within the project site and evaluates potential environmental impacts of the project. The EIA Report also includes recommended mitigation measures and an Environmental Management and Monitoring Plan.

We have incorporated your feedback and suggestions on the EIA. Please download the final copy of the EIA report below.

EIA Non-Technical Summary
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EIA Report
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EIA Annexes
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