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  1. Public funds for conservation 'unsustainable'

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Using public money to buy historic buildings is not a sustainable conservation policy, an Antiquities Advisory Board member said yesterday. Greg Wong Chak-yan said the government could not afford to buy every building that might be declared a monument. 'The government cannot keep on spending money on this. This method is not sustainable at all,' he told a forum ...

  2. Land swap seals mansion's future

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... a 'milestone' proposal to swap an adjacent green-belt site for development was agreed by the government and the Antiquities Advisory Board yesterday. The first step will be to gain the Town Planning ... the government only to hand over the green-belt area to the owner after restoration work was done to the satisfaction of the Antiquities and Monuments Office. Lee Ho-yin, University of Hong Kong ...

  3. Land swap offer to save historic Peak villa

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the proposal but the government will continue negotiations with her,' the source said. Secretary for development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will ask the Antiquities Advisory Board to endorse the monument declaration and the land swap. 'It is beyond doubt that Ho Tung Gardens has reached the high threshold of heritage value for monument declaration,' the Antiquities and Monuments ...

  4. Heritage value 'not enough for top status'

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The heritage value of a 77-year-old mansion in Pokfulam Road was 'insufficient' for it to be classified as a monument, the Antiquities Advisory Board ruled yesterday. ... development and open to the public once a month. Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said Antiquities and Monument Office experts found that the mansion was of some historical ...

  5. Mansion's 'historic value gone'

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Olga Wong

    ... conservation advocates. Bernard Lim Wan-fung, a member of the Town Planning Board and the Antiquities Advisory Board, said the 71-year-old Chinese-style mansion in Mid-Levels had lost its historic ... Cho-nam, another member of the Antiquities Advisory Board, said the government was slow to communicate with the original owner before the mansion's sale. He also said the former owner, who let ...

  6. Heritage authorities accused of inaction

    Posted Sep 13th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of the Civic Party, said they have written to Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the Antiquities Authority, pushing for monument status for King Yin Lei. A land search by the Post found the property, which ... conservation. Greg Wong Chak-yan, from the Antiquities Advisory Board, said that it was difficult to list a privately owned property as an historical building without the owner's co-operation, ...

  7. Owners backtrack on vow to save mansion

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... its temporary monument status in February. The Secretary for Development, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, decided not to give it monument status, saying expert findings by the Antiquities ... of a residential development- were formulated with the understanding it would be rated a monument. 'With the Antiquities Advisory Board deciding not to make it a permanent monument, there is no reason ...

  8. Taxpayers won't foot mansion bill, vows official

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the comment after a closed-door meeting with the Antiquities Advisory Board to explain the government's new heritage conversation strategy. But her pledge drew scepticism from some board members, ... expressed concern over the inadequacy of policies protecting historic buildings, which rely solely on the Buildings Department to alert the Antiquities and Monuments Office to major changes ...

  9. Historic house taken off the market

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Peggy Sito

    ... said. The 63-year-old businessman, who bought the residence in 1977 for $24 million, invited tenders in April. The move prompted the Antiquities Advisory Board, the Conservancy Association ... and well-maintained residential buildings on Hong Kong Island, a model example of a mixed-style, pre-war residence, and displays intricate oriental design and craftsmanship.' Mr Yow said the antiquities ...

  10. Strategy needed on heritage conservation

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the mansion's owner, agreed between the government and the Antiquities Advisory Board. The government claims this will not disturb the natural or visual environment. The head of a conservation group has ... for the public to be consulted. Meanwhile, the government has released a list of 34 historic sites it owns that are neither official monuments nor graded by the Antiquities Advisory Board. ...




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