ISL is poised to become a model township that demonstrate sustainable urbanism, emphasizing on a well balance importance between the three sustainability pillars of Economy, Environment and Social that has been embed into the development. With a land area of 3000 acres. ISL has introduced a mixed income housing in its agenda towards ensuring an equitable housing concept where communities from diversed income groups shall live together in the same building and neighbourhood.
Vision: Icon for Sustainable and Livable City.
Mission: To build a model sustainable city that is resilient, robust, harmonious and yet affordable, complemented by modern technologies to enhance quality of life without compromising the future generation to prosper.
The infrastructure for the above Phase 1 will consist of the following: Development Component:- (a) Mixed-Income Housing (Affordable, Accessible, Public & Equitable Housing Concept with Sustainable, Green and Passive Design Solution features) (b) Integrated Community Centre (2 acres: Multi-Functional Public Facility centrally located within walking distance of neighbourhood catchment. Vibrant centres, a focal point or community hub of the neighbourhood, a meeting place to interact, inculcate a sense of belonging, recreate and be supported and grow. (c) Other free-standing mixed-use, commercial and residential development. Infrastructure Component:- (a) The main trunk road of the double carriageway and secondary roads connecting the plots. Both sides of the road will consist of a pedestrian track, cycling track and public transportation reserve lane (main road); (b) Sewerage Treatment Plant using system with the ability to be upgraded to a tertiary system (non-portable water); (c) Power & Solar Supply System; (d) Water Supply System (Reservoir & Underground Water); (e) Telecommunication networks ducting; (f) Drainage Swale System & Retention Ponds; (g) Sewerage and Water Reticulation System within the utility reserves; (i) Potential Large Scale Solar Farm with estimated 30MW capacity
Advanced Design: Clear funding requirements, operational feasibility. Financial model exists.
The entire development of ISL will be developed in 6 phases starting from 2020 to 2056. The current focus is to secure all the necessary planning and development approval including the main infrastructure work for Phase 1. The Phase 1 shall commence its ground work in 2020 and target to be complete by 2025. The ground breaking and soft launching of ISL is targeted to be in the 3rd Quarter of 2020.
The project is located within Iskandar Malaysia region which is a special economic zone that targets 7.3% GDP Annual Average Growth by 2025. By 2025, the region is projected to have 3.0 million population, and create 1.3 million new job opportunities. ISL will contribute positively to the economic growth, specifically in the new innovative and creative economies sectors. ISL will also provide affordable housing which focuses on affordable lifestyle, aimed to reduce social gaps in Iskandar Malaysia and at the same time contributing towards Iskandar Malaysia’s target for higher quality of life through better facilities, amenities and infrastructure and transportation system. The township also aspires for an effective and efficient urban governance, collaborating with the local authority in managing urban services.
The population and community within Johor particularly those who reside in Iskandar Puteri. Other stakeholders include: a) Federal, State & Local authorities; b) Surrounding development and projects; c) Resident of existing village – Kg Sungai Melayu. Target Population : 1. 1.95 million (2015) – 3.0 million (2025) (Iskandar Malaysia), 500,000 (2025) (Iskandar Puteri) & 150,000 (ISL). ISL Project with its unique selling proposition is envisaged to attract people who subscribe to the value of living harmoniously with nature and within a built environment that cares for its communities quality of life.
SDG 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 & 17
The project subscribes fully to SDG 6, SDG 8, SDG 11, SDG 12 and SDG 17. However, its components also address SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 7, SDG 9, SDG 12 and SDG 13.
ISL has also developed its own targets that will contribute towards the SDG localisation in Johor and Malaysia.
The project planning and design took about 4 years and was passed through the government exchange stage to two different governments (political and government workers). The ISL has also received two approvals from the past and present governments (previously opposition). The sustainable, livable, social and inclusive features of ISL is one of the key factors in the continuity of project which align with federal and state government policies and agenda (past and the current government).
Fully Privately financed
Totally by shareholder estimated USD 982 million
Towards implementation, further technical support is needed from various solution providers, to ensure the masterplan’s key objectives and its sustainability and low carbon agenda is achieved.
Yes. Subnational/regional level, Other
The State Government of Johor has formed a special and working committee for ISL Project. Main purpose is to coordinate and facilitate the project requirement/implementation.
1. Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Malaysia Sovereign Fund / ISL Shareholder)
2. Employee Provident Fund (EPF / ISL Shareholder)
1. Johor Government State Secretary
2. Johor State Economic Planning Unit
3. City Council
4. Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA)
1. AJM Planning and Urban Design Group Sdn Bhd (Master Planner & Lead Consultant (Managing Director) and Head of Planning & Project)
1. Master Plan and Detail Components Approval & Endorsement and by State Planning Committee of Johor (September 2019)
2. Master Plan Endorsement by City Council – Majlis Bandaraya Iskandar Puteri (November 2019)
3. Technical Support from various agencies (September 2019) 4. Development Order Approval for Phase 1 (anticipate by January 2020)
Cities Investment Platform in progress - updates pending
Project featured on the Cities Investment Platform, which was launched at the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10)
No supporting documents included.