South West Community Development Council

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South West Community Development Council
South West CDC logo.jpg
Type
Type
Leadership
Mayor
Low Yen Ling (Chua Chu Kang)
General Manager
Dulcie Eng
Deputy Mayor
Zaqy Mohammad (Chua Chu Kang)
Deputy Mayor
David Ong Kim Huat (Jurong)
Website
www.southwestcdc.org.sg
CDC Districts of Singapore

The South West Community Development Council (abbreviation: SW CDC) is one of five Community Development Councils (CDCs) set up across the Republic of Singapore to aid in local administration of governmental policies and schemes. They are funded in part by the government although they are free to engage in fund-raising activities.

The South West District spans the south-western region of Singapore, covering a third of Singapore's land area. The District has about 220,000 households with about 730,000 residents. The District has a characteristically high concentration of industrial estates, including the Jurong Islands and Tuas area. It is made up of three Group Representative Constituencies (GRCs) and a Single Member Constituency (SMC).

The South West CDC District is largely coincident with the West Region, an urban planning unit as can be seen on the maps. In the remainder of Singapore, the districts and regions do not coincide.

The South West Community Development Council (CDC) was formed on 24 November 2001, with the official appointment of Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon as the Mayor of South West District. Mrs Yu-Foo was the first woman mayor.

In conjunction with the swearing-in of the new Cabinet on 12 August 2004, Dr Amy Khor was appointed the Mayor of South West District. Dr Khor is also Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Environmental and Water Resources, and Member of Parliament for Hong Kah GRC.

Mayors[edit]

# Name Took office End office MP of region
1 Yu-Foo Yee Shoon 2001 2004 Jurong
2 Amy Khor 2004 2014 Hong Kah
3 Low Yen Ling 2014 incumbent Chua Chu Kang

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Coordinates: 1°19′N 103°43′E / 1.317°N 103.717°E / 1.317; 103.717