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  1. 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 ...

  2. Election Committee polls prove to be an expensive farce

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an outpouring of sentimentality now that the old Star Ferry pier in Central is being demolished. But has anyone stopped to ask themselves if it has any abiding architectural merit? Patsy Cheng Man-wah ...

  3. Plan for 'breathing space' in Central

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Gary Cheung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is expected to announce in his policy address today the preservation of the grade-three historic Central Market. The market site, together with the Central police station compound, the former police married quarters and the Bridges Street Market in upper Central, are to be revitalised as a conservation area. ...

  4. Central Market faces a green rebirth

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh Urban Renewal Authority project's theme is 'Central Oasis' The Central Market, which ceased to operate in March 2003, is one of the oldest heritage landmarks ... initiative called 'Conserving Central' in order to achieve a balance between development and conservation. As part of this programme, the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) was given the task ...

  5. Government determined to ruin the only greenery left in Central

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... land in Central and sell it to developers. This was despite the government knowing that office and commercial developments erected there would aggravate traffic congestion, air and noise pollution, and overcrowding in Central and that such an approach would be irresponsible town planning. Your report ('Skyscraper plans for Government Hill site', September 18) confirmed our ...

  6. Central Market will not be 'too commercialised'

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Central Market will never become another posh heritage mall like the former Marine Police Headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui, Urban Renewal Authority advisers have pledged. 'The ... in Central and some in other districts. About 60 per cent of the interviewees said they wanted the historic market building in Des Voeux Road Central to be transformed into a leisure venue with a lot ...

  7. Designs for Central Market unveiled

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng Four very different designs- ranging from the minimalist to the radical- were unveiled yesterday for the 72-year-old Central Market building. But Hongkongers will be asked to 'interpret and develop' the final design with the Urban Renewal Authority, instead of just picking one from the four. David Lung Ping-yee, chairman of an advisory committee for the Central ...

  8. Maritime Museum will be part of vibrant waterfront at Central

    Posted May 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the relocation of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum to Pier 8 in Central. I cannot agree more with the museum's director Stephen Davies ('In same boat over museum', May 8) that for a maritime ... of the city's maritime history. My previous visits, and those by members of the harbourfront enhancement committee to other metropolitan cities like London, Liverpool, Sydney, Vancouver, San Francisco ...

  9. Public pressure for status of Central Market to be upgraded

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The fate of Central Market will return to the agenda of government heritage advisers after submissions in a public consultation that it should be upgraded and protected. The grade-three historic building in Des Voeux Road Central, on the government's list of sites for sale, has no legal protection and is subject to commercial redevelopment. The Antiquities ...

  10. Law may be needed to stop historic Central area being overdeveloped

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... the west wing of the Central Government Offices complex after it is demolished. Critics said the 'conservation package' for Central announced by Donald Tsang Yam-kuen in his policy address on Wednesday was only an ad-hoc measure for individual buildings rather than a genuine advancement of heritage policy. The study was released the day after Tsang said the east and central ...




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