SUBANG JAYA: Subang Jaya is set to become a city by early next year. Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ)’s application to upgrade the status of the council has been approved by the Selangor government.
MPSJ president Noraini Roslan said the state government would go through the proper process in presenting the proposal to the Cabinet for approval.
“According to the Housing and Local Government Ministry the matter is going to be brought up to the Cabinet this September,“ she said at a press conference at MPSJ headquarters yesterday.
MPSJ will then go through a gazettement process as required under Act 171, if the Cabinet gives the green light.
Councillor Chang Kim Loong said city status would give the council more authority in dealing with council matters.
“Currently, many roads within MPSJ’s boundary are under the purview of the Public Works Department,” he said.
He added the standard of living for residents in the area would also improve as property prices and their value would appreciate with its city status.
Meanwhile, Noraini said MPSJ wants to widen the drains at USJ 8 as the area was hit by flash floods on Aug 15.
“MPSJ has allocated an extra budget for this and is waiting for budget approval this year,” she said.
In another development, MPSJ is drafting the Local Plans 2035 since the Local Plans for 2020 is about to end by next year.
The number of Subang Jaya residents is projected to reach 500,000 in 15 years.
“We have to think how to accommodate them since Subang Jaya does not have much land,” she said, adding that MPSJ would go for high-rise development.