Marine Parade Town Council was inaugurated on 5 July 1989 following the passage of the Town Councils Act in 1988. It officially took over the management of public housing estates and related facilities within its boundaries from the Housing and Development Board on 1 January 1990.

Currently, it has a total of 59,733 residential units under its management. In addition, it manages 2,582 commercial units comprising shops, hawker stalls and market.

Through the committee system of management, teams of dedicated professionals participate in decision-making process over a wide range of matters to improve the standard and quality of the Town’s living environment.

At the same time, the Town Council seeks to encourage residents to manage their own estates and living environment, as well as creating opportunities for elected members to develop and exercise their leadership skills.