Part of the Penang2030 vision is to become a family-focused, safe and green state. According to Jagdeep Singh Deo, the Penang local government, housing, town and country planning committee chairman said works on Priority One (Phase One) of the Gurney Bay project are scheduled for completion soon.
Gurney Bay is a proposed seafront park currently being reclaimed off Gurney Drive in George Town, Penang. Over 131 acres of land have been reclaimed, of which 40 acres would be used for public facilities.
The aim of the project, spanning from Bagan Jermal to Pangkor Road, is to establish Penang as a top-notch tourist attraction. The project will be executed in two stages, commencing with creating a public park in the first phase, followed by developing the F&B precinct in the second phase.
The ground-breaking ceremony of the RM200mil Gurney Bay project was held on May 14, 2022. Currently, the project’s construction had reached the 50% mark and Priority One will have facilities including viewing deck (south vantage point), traders’ kiosks, skate park, pedestrian promenade, children’s playground, public toilets, landscaped areas, open carpark and recreational park.
Under Priority Two, the features include more recreational parks, a hawker centre, additional landscaped areas, kiosks, a viewing deck (north vantage point), multi-storey carparks, public toilets, open parking lots, a boardwalk and beach area, a water garden, as well as an installation of a drainage system.
The Penang government is committed to ensuring the successful delivery of the project, as it will transform the entire area into a captivating Malaysian landmark by 2025. This green lung promises to provide immense benefits to the local community.
The envisioned public park, in particular, will serve as an idyllic haven where families can unwind and connect amidst the scorching tropical climate, besides offering both economic opportunities – famous for its tourist attractions, local delicacies, and vibrant industries.
Penang is set to emerge as the premier destination, capturing visitors’ attention, and bringing substantial economic growth and positive influence—a shining example of a thriving city in the northern region of the peninsula.