Sunday, January 18, 2015

Happy 8th Anniversary Taman Warisan!










Thank you so much for all your support.  We have some good news, and some not so good news.  The good news is that Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor is celebrating its 8th anniversary since it was gazetted on 25 January 2007.  The not so good news is that in the recent Laporan Tinjauan Kajian Rancangan Struktur Negeri Selangor 2035 (Review of Selangor Structure Plans 2035), there is almost NO mention of the Park throughout the entire report.

So we are asking our good friends to help send a 'Happy Anniversary' message to the MB, to remind him that this wonderful Park does exist.


Can you copy the message below in blue, along with the image in this post, and email it to the MB, his assistant, and the Director of the Selangor Forestry Department?

The Park and the creatures that live in it are very, very grateful.

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Email Address:   azminali@selangor.gov.my   khalmiah@selangor.gov.my    puat@forestry.gov.my        


Subject:  Happy 8th Anniversary to Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor!

YAB Dato’ Menteri Besar,

It has been 8 years since the Selangor State Government gazetted the Selangor State Park, or Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor, as a ‘state park’ under the National Forestry Act Selangor Enactment, on 25 Jan. 2007.

We would like to express our thanks to the Park, for all the resources it provides to us, including clean water, fresh air, flood control and a home to a vast number of animals and plants, including the magnificent Klang Gates Quartz Ridge.

We would also like to express our thanks to the Selangor State Government and the Selangor Forestry Department, for recognizing the important role this forest plays and making it one of the largest ‘protected areas’ in Peninsula Malaysia.

Without this Park, we cannot have the economic development and quality of life in Selangor that we enjoy now.


Thank you, Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor for protecting us.  Thank you, Selangor State Government, for protecting the Park.  Please keep this area for the future!


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Selangor Structure Plan 2035 - Public Feedback Wanted

The Selangor State Government has recently released the Laporan Tinjauan Kajian Rancangan Struktur Negeri Selangor 2035 (Survey Report for Selangor Structure Plan)
2035.  

The State Government would like the public's feedback on the information provided in the Plan.  The public has until 31 Jan 2015 to send in your comments. 

You can access the Plan online:
http://jpbdselangor.gov.my/ms/muat-turun/laporan/rancangan-struktur-negeri-rsn-1.html


But in order to view or download the Plan, you must be registered with the Department of Town & Country Planning Selangor (JPBD).  This can be done fairly fast and easily.  Follow these steps:
1.  Go to JPBD home page : http://jpbdselangor.gov.my/en/
2.  Set up a new account on the right hand side of the page by clicking on "Create an Account"
3.  Check your email, most likely under SPAM, for the reply email from JPBD with the activation link
4.  Click the link in your email, which will take to the JPBD website.
5.  Enter your username and password.  Do NOT fill the 'Security Key', it is not required.
6.  Return to the page : http://jpbdselangor.gov.my/ms/muat-turun/laporan/rancangan-struktur-negeri-rsn-1.html
7.  Click on the Laporan Tinjauan Kajian Rancangan Struktur Negeri Selangor 2035, and then click to download the individual chapter.


You can go to JPBD Selangor's office in Shah Alam to collect the feedback form.  

Or you can download an app to submit your feedback:
- for the android based smart phones, download 'selangor 2035' via google play.
- for iphone, download 'SELANGOR 2035' via the appstore link https://appsto.re/my/22Sh3.i 
These can be used to send your feedback as well as to receive updates on the Report.  However, it may be a bit tedious to type your feedback on the RSN2035 via your smartphone.

Contact information for JPBD is:

TKT 15-18 Bangunan Darul Ehsan,
No.3 Jalan Indah, Seksyen 14 Shah Alam
Selangor Darul Ehsan
MALAYSIA 40646

Feedback Forms - download these forms to send to JPBD Selangor.  You can type your feedback as a Word.Doc and attach the pages to this form, instead of typing or handwriting on page 3 of this form.  Send your forms to the address above.





















Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Proposed Amendments to the Rancangan Tempatan MPAJ 2020

MPAJ has invited residents to give feedback on 40 proposed changes to the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council Draft Local Plan 2020 by 14 October 2014.

Here are some photos of the maps showing the proposed amendements in areas that will affect the Park.  Follow TrEES Facebook Page  for more detailed information on each area.


Land Use Map - without amendments



table for the Land Use Map
Local zoning changes to Bukit Tabur (KGQR)
Federal Projects



Hulu Gombak & Ampang Forest Reserves

Bukit Tabur is part Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor. But the slopes on the southern side are not part of the Park. Sadly, the maps in the RT MPAJ 2020 still do not show the location of the Park.   Why is the local council proposing a land use that will harm the state’s efforts to get this area recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site, as well as degrade the Ridge's prominence as a key feature of th Park?

The Hulu Gombak & Ampang Forest Reserves are also part of the Park, but again, there is no indication on the map that the Park exists.

Even more worrying is the alignment of the EKVE – The alignment is not listed as a proposed amendment in this map. However, we find it very objectionable that both Phase 1 & Phase 2 of the EKVE have been included in the gazetted local plan. 


Over 16,000 objections have been sent to the Selangor State Government objecting to the alignment of this expressway. Furthermore, Phase 2 was not approved under the DEIA for the project. 


Follow the information on the  TrEES Facebook Page.  And send your objection forms to MPAJ no later than 14 October 2014.