The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Law, which focuses primarily on land resource optimisation. Formed on 1 June 2001, SLA has two main roles – developmental and regulatory.
SLA manages about 11,000 hectares of State land and about 5,000 State properties which include residential, industrial and institutional buildings. Through exploring interim use in support of the nation’s economic and social needs, we are able to continuously maximise the use of vacant State land and properties in creative ways. We are also able to collect and market land-related information for the benefit of our customers as a result of proactively leveraging cutting-edge technology.
In the capacity of a regulator and the national registration authority, SLA provides a framework for implementation of the Government’s land policies and puts in place a legal infrastructure that facilitates effective property transactions of businesses and the public. We are also responsible for the maintenance of the national land survey system.
SLA also spearheads the use of Geospatial information through fostering a national collaborative environment that encourages innovation, knowledge sharing and value creation among public agencies, private companies and the community.