Infrastructure Protection

PROTECTED AREAS AND PROTECTED PLACES


What are protected areas (PA) / protected places (PP)?

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PA/PP are places where special measures are needed to control the movement and conduct of persons for public safety and security reasons. PA/PP are declared by the Minister for Home Affairs, upon the successful application by the owner.
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How do I know whether a premise is declared as a PA/PP?

Information on premises declared as PA/PP can be found on the AGC website.


What are the enhanced powers for PA/PP under the Infrastructure Protection Act?

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authorised officers may exercise powers in the surrounding area There are enhanced powers to secure the surrounding areas of PA/PP as well.

Guards may:

  • Request for identification
  • Direct persons to leave
  • Inspect belongings and vehicles for dangerous items

Are there exemptions from the need to seek the Authority’s approval before taking a photo of a PA/PP?

Persons with the following permits / licences and acting in accordance with the permit / licences are exempted from the need to seek the Authority’s approval before taking photos of a PA/PP.

S/N Exempted Activity  Relevant Permits/Licenses 
 i. Photography from Unmanned Aircraft (UA) flights

Permits issued by SPF under Section 7 of Air Navigation Act (ANA) to allow photography of Protected Areas defined under the ANA.

Permits issued by CAAS under paragraph 72F of the Air Navigation Order to regulate the operation of UA flights.

  ii.
Photography by Autonomous Vehicles (AVs)
Licences issued by LTA under section 7 (1)(a)(i) of the Road Traffic (Autonomous Motor Vehicles) Rules 2017, which authorises the trial of AVs.

For applicants and owners of Protected Areas / Protected Places


How do I apply for my premises to be declared as a PA/PP?

All information and application forms can be found at the bottom of the page.


My premises have been declared as a Protected Area / Protected Place. What should I take note of?

Do ensure that sufficient signs are put up to alert the public that your premise is a PA/PP.
Information on the specifications of the signs can be found here (PDF 595KB).
You will also need to ensure sufficient security measures are put in place for the premise.

Please click here (PDF 685KB) to access the PA/PP guide for more information on the enhanced powers.


I would like to exercise enhanced powers for the Protected Area / Protected Place. What should I do?

All information and application forms can be found at the bottom of this page.
Upon successful application, do ensure that sufficient signs are put up to alert the public on the enhanced powers that are applicable for the PA/PP. 
Information on the specifications of the 'Surrounding Area Sign' can be found here (PDF 326KB) and specifications of the 'No Photography Sign' here (PDF 359KB).
Please click here (PDF 685KB) to access the PA/PP guide for more information on the enhanced powers.


Security officers will be deployed to guard the PA/PP. What should I take note of?

Only authorised officers can exercise the powers related to PA/PP under the Infrastructure Protection Act. Please ensure that only authorised officers are deployed at the PA/PP from Dec 2019. More information can be found at the bottom of this page.


Any reference materials?

Please click here (PDF 685KB) to access the PA/PP guide for more information on the enhanced powers.

 

Protected Areas / Protected Places Application Forms

All information and application forms are tabled below.

Protected Area / Protected Place  Attachments
Declare premises as Protected Area / Protected Place 
  1. Administrative Instructions for PA PP Applications Amendments Revocation (PDF 86KB)
  2. PA PP Application Form (PDF 208KB)
  3. PA Draft Order (PDF 289KB)
  4. PP Draft Order (PDF 297KB)
  5. PA PP Sample Survey Plan (PDF 173KB)
Amendments for existing gazette orders of Protected Area / Protected Place
  1. Administrative Instructions for PA PP Applications Amendments Revocation (PDF 86KB)
  2. PA Amendment Order - For Amendments to Authority (PDF 195KB)
  3. PA Amendment Order - For Amendments to Boundaries (PDF 127KB)
  4. PA PP Amendment Form (PDF 394KB)
  5. PA PP Sample Survey Plan (PDF 173KB)
  6. PP Amendment Order - For Amendments to Authority (PDF 194KB)
  7. PP Amendment Order - For Amendments to Boundaries (PDF 208KB)
Cessation of gazette orders of Protected Area / Protected Place
Please write in to CPS at SPF_CPS_IPA@spf.gov.sg with the rationale of the cessation, and to include the supporting documents (if any).
Exercise powers in surrounding areas / to prohibit photography of existing Protected Area / Protected Place
  1. Administrative Instructions for PA PP Applications Amendments Revocation (PDF 86KB)
Authorisation of Security Officers
  1. Application form for Designated Authorised Officers (PDF 260KB)
  2. Application form for Authorised Officers (PDF 260KB)
  3. Application form for Cessation of Authorised Officer (PDF 168KB)
 WSQ Approved Training Organizations
  1. ATOs Offering Security Training Modules (PDF 29KB)
Last Updated on 03 July 2019