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  1. Activists fear harbour body will lack teeth

    Posted Apr 29th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... of a court decision last month that upheld the government's decision to proceed with the controversial Central reclamation. The committee will consult the public and advise the government ... Kung-wai, said the terms of reference laid down for the committee failed even to address the Central reclamation project, calling the commission a disappointment. 'Members of the public want ...

  2. Committee weighs competing pier designs

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... submitted to the committee yesterday. The new pier will be built on the future harbourfront after the existing two piers are demolished to make way for the Central-Wan Chai bypass and related ... the new pier to the future MTR station at the exhibition centre to increase usage, as the existing piers were underused. In another paper submitted to the committee, the Central and Western ...

  3. Transport watchdog backs bypass tunnel

    Posted May 18th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... for the controversial Central-Wan Chai bypass. The Transport Advisory Committee said yesterday that it had chosen the plan over two other tunnel options because it was the cheapest and required the least ... engineering report, committee members concluded that the controversial project should be built with a tunnel instead of a flyover. They said the tunnel option would have less visual impact than ...

  4. Committee needs real teeth to protect harbour

    Posted May 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The committee should be given the task of seeing that this does not happen, and its ability to shape government plans should be real. The government defends its existing blueprints for the Central ... are seeking out harbour views, fresh air and respite from the concrete towers of the main business and shopping districts. Yesterday, thousands spent their afternoon demonstrating against the Central ...

  5. Relocation to Central will not shut pier to ferries, museum pledges

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu The privately owned Maritime Museum, under criticism for its plan to move to one of the Star Ferry piers in Central, has given an assurance it has no plan to shut the pier to ferries and that there will still be plenty of public space after it moves in. The museum, now on the ground floor of Murray House in Stanley, presented its plan to a committee of the Central ...

  6. Harbour committee weighs up three tunnel options for easing congestion

    Posted May 07th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... of the Harbourfront Enhancement Advisory Committee were told yesterday. The idea was one of three options presented by the government to the committee as it held its first meeting. The government committee was announced on March 9 after the High Court gave the green light to the Central Reclamation project. The 29-member body will advise the government on planning land use, design and development issues ...

  7. Advisers want power over harbour plans

    Posted Aug 28th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... and the need to build a controversial Central-Wan Chai bypass. Now, the committee will have to take up more challenging tasks in Central, including the relocation of Queen's Pier. Professor Lee ... that would transform it into a harbour authority to take over management of the waterfront. The issue will be a key item on the agenda when the newly reappointed Harbour Enhancement Committee resumes ...

  8. Harbourfront committee has been more than a PR exercise

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Committee in an earlier editorial ('A missed opportunity to protect our harbour', February 22). You suggested that, in its six years of existence, the committee has been no more than a public- relations exercise. It is true that it was created amid public concerns about the government's reclamation plans. But it is unjustifiable to suggest that the committee's efforts ...

  9. Queen's Pier to be moved despite call by advisers

    Posted Aug 18th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... to rebuild Queen's Pier on the new Central harbourfront. Mrs Lam was speaking after the committee presented its recommendation that the pier be reassembled at the original site- to be landlocked ... Joyce Ng The government has ruled out restoring the demolished Queen's Pier to its original site, despite a call from its advisers on the Harbourfront Enhancement Committee ...

  10. Advisory group lacks statutory clout, say activists

    Posted May 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Given the government's firm stance on the controversial Phase III of the Central reclamation project, Dr Kwok said the group was concerned the committee's only role would be to advise ... Staff Reporter Playing on a Chinese pun, a harbour protection group yesterday renamed the government's Harbourfront Enhancement Advisory Committee (kung kin) as the Harbourfront ...




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