The masterplan to develop PNR has been narrowed down to focus on two prime components; site restoration and Visitor Centre Complex. Works to restore the site and establish the Visitor Centre Complex would be realised as further explained below:
Component 1: Site Restoration
The erection of new buildings would require more time, labour and cost and to be more ‘effective’ in terms of: construction time consumed, cost incurred, hiring of labour; some of the existing buildings and facilities would be retained and renovated to further develop PNR. Some buildings and roads however have been identified and are to be removed to make way for the plantation of compatible vegetation.
Apart from that, PNR would also be defined to three zones so that the effort to conserve PNR’s biodiversity and the multi-utilisation of the Nature Reserve as a conservation education facility as well as recreational area; could achieve a balance. Zone 1 (Wilderness Area, 33.9 ha) would be used solely for conservation with no public access allowed, Zone 2 (for Visitor Use, 30.9 ha) would be accessible by the public especially for bird watching activity and in Zone 3 (for High Density Use, 23.7 ha), facilities would be improved as a learning centre for the promotion of public awareness.
In addition, connected public path for cycling and jogging would also be developed on deconstructed existing roadways.
Component 2: Establishment of Visitor Centre Complex
The Visitor Centre Complex is established to optimise Communication, Education
and Public Awareness (CEPA) efforts at PNR whereby public access will be focused
to this area. The Visitor Centre Complex include facilities such as the Visitor Centre, Exhibition Gallery/ Centre, gift shop, cafeteria, Conference Centre etc. The site of the old school would be renovated to develop the facility.