The Star : MBSA invites public feedback
ALL suggestions, proposals, objections and feedback for the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) Local Draft Plan 2035 can be done online, in a bid to minimise physical contact and interaction.
The public can do this either by visiting rtmbsa2035.mbsa.gov.my or MBSA’s official page from now until Aug 26.
“This platform was created to make it easier for the public to be involved and give us their feedback on the draft plan.
“As it is all done digitally, it eliminates paperwork and all feedback will be compiled virtually via our own system, which makes it more systematic and comprehensive,” said Shah Alam mayor Datuk Haris Kasim during the launch of the draft plan at Setia City Convention Centre.
He added that the Local Draft Plan 2035 was important and necessary for the future planning of the city and urged all stakeholders and residents to participate and give their input.
MBSA covers an area measuring 30,310ha and is sandwiched between two districts, namely Petaling and Klang districts.
The city also borders Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Klang, Selayang, Hulu Selangor and Kuala Selngor.The previous MBSA Local Plan 2020, which was launched in 2010, saw three sessions of amendments that were carried out in 2012, 2014 and 2017.
Haris explained that the MBSA Local Draft Plan 2035 would replace the last plan.
“This is a necessary process because we need to translate and put in detail all the policies and strategies to be in line with the Selangor State’s Structure Plan 2035.
“Apart from that, the local plan also needs to be replaced to fit the development plans for the future,” he said.
In addition, the new draft plan will look at the rezoning of lands, study road network recommendations, including public transportation, determining which areas can be transit-oriented development (TOD) zones, and the need for public facilities and infrastructure to accommodate future developments.
This draft plan is divided into four themes which are Economic Growth and Human Resource Development, Balanced and Sustainable Land Use, Improving the Quality of Life, and Efficient Governance.
The local draft plan was launched by Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari who also commended MBSA for its online application.
“I would like to congratulate MBSA for being the pioneer in using this smart application and applying it for their draft plan publicity and public engagement,” he said.
He added that smart online applications like this were timely and a good move to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 as it would reduce physical contact.
“I hope that with this smart online system, all input collected from stakeholders and residents can be collected and analysed in detail for the benefit of all,” he said.
The draft plan can be viewed at all MBSA offices at Wisma MBSA, Persiaran Perbandaran; Sungai Buloh branch in Section U20; Kota Kemuning branch in Section 31; and Setia Alam branch in Section U13, from 9am to 4pm on weekdays.