Friday, July 27, 2012

Seven town councils to increase service and conservancy charges

SINGAPORE: Seven town councils will increase their Service and Conservancy Charges (S&CC) for flats, shops/offices and market/cooked food stalls from September 2012.

The town councils are Bishan-Toa Payoh, Chua Chu Kang, East Coast, Holland-Bukit Panjang, Tanjong Pagar, Tampines and West Coast.

According to Holland-Bukit Panjang Town Council, which released the statement, the town councils are facing increased costs especially in electricity, maintenance and cleaning.

Holland-Bukit Panjang Town Council said the other town councils that also face cost pressures would have to decide on the increase in the future.



To help residents cope with the change, the increase will be phased over two years.

In the first phase, which takes effect from September 2012, the increase ranges from S$0.50 to S$6.50 per month depending on the type of flat.

For commercial property owners and tenants, the increase will be from S$0.10 to S$0.40 psm/month. The increase for most cooked stalls is between S$5.00 and S$14.00 per month.

In the second phase, which takes effect from September 2013, the increase will range from S$0.50 to S$5.50 per month depending on the type of flat.

Commercial property owners and tenants will see an increase ranging from S$0.10 to S$0.30 psm/month. The increase for most cooked food stalls will be between S$5.00 and S$11.00 per month.

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