via Penang Property Talk, 01 October 2022: The revised Special Area Plan of George Town, which is due for renewal, is now up for public consultation.
The revised Special Area Plan (SAP) for George Town Unesco World Heritage Site, now up for public viewing, will ensure the township is sustainable.
The plan included a review of land use trends and proposals for appropriate development without affecting the value of the area, said Nazri Abdullah.
The deputy director (planning) of the Environment Department and Town and Country Planning Department (PLANMalaysia) was speaking at a public participation programme on the SAP at Komtar, Penang.
There are proposals for upgrading sidewalks and seaside walkways as well as providing an underground parking facility with 150 bays to cater to the huge number of visitors to the enclave.
Other plans included in the SAP are renovating Dewan Sri Pinang and City Hall so they can host more cultural events, besides removing existing encroachments and restoring old routes.