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  1. How representative are URA's district advisory committees?

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to involve public in renewal plans', April 2). Strangely, no mention was made of the fact that there are already six district advisory committees in place, as can be seen from the Urban Renewal Authority's annual report. These cover Wan Chai, Central and Western, Sham Shui Po, Yau Tsim Mong, Kwun Tong and Kowloon City. So what have these committees been doing? Nothing, from my experience ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Office rents climbing in Tsim Sha Tsui amid decline in Central

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Office rents rise in TST as Central slows down While rents are falling in Central, offices in Tsim Sha Tsui remain in strong demand, with grade A rents up ... Island East was now the tightest district for office space, it said. Central and Admiralty saw an increase in vacancy rates to 6.6 per cent in the third quarter, up 0.2 percentage points from ...

  3. Olympic rings to light up harbour

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu A signboard with illuminated Olympic rings is to be installed on the Central or Wan Chai waterfront as part of efforts to promote Hong Kong as a co-host city of this year's Games. Mason Hung Chung-hing, a senior manager at the Tourism Board, told a Harbourfront Enhancement Committee's subcommittee meeting yesterday that the board had yet to decide on the size ...

  4. Top Central rents seen falling 20pc

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Grade-A office rents in Central are expected to fall by as much as 20 per cent this year as financial-sector tenants relocate to cut costs in reaction to deteriorating business conditions, property consultants say. Rents started to dip late last year, with average grade-A rents in Central and Admiralty dropping by 1.7 per cent in the last quarter after ...

  5. City Briefs

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

    ... Committee clears fares for Ma On Shan rail route The proposed fares for the KCR's Ma On Shan Rail were accepted by the Transport Advisory Committee yesterday. The fares are: Ma On Shan to Kowloon Tong, $8.20; to Tai Wai, $5.80; to Tsim Sha Tsui, $11; and to Central, $17.40. From Wu Kai Sha to Tai Shui Hang, $3.70, and the same amount from Shek Mun to Che Kung Temple. ...

  6. Central site could become a sterile concrete environment

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the budget that the west wing of the Central Government Offices is to be demolished and the hill sold for redevelopment. When the government went to the Legislative Council for funding of its Tamar offices, it made a promise that the future of the Central Government Offices would be subject to extensive public consultation before any decisions were made. Instead of public consultation, we ...

  7. Central squeeze starts downtown exodus

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... The rebound in the finance and banking industries in Asia has caused another space squeeze in Central, with vacancy rates dropping to 3.1 per cent on Hong Kong Island. Given that, there is always some 'structural vacancy' that is close to full occupancy. Real estate agent Knight Frank says it has identified 15 office buildings in Central with no space available. With an absence of new supply ...

  8. Merging of ferry routes 'unavoidable'

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... for some- or face the loss of the ferry service. No ferry operator would be interested in bidding for separate routes from Central to Peng Chau and Mui Wo when the franchise came up for renewal ... to journey times between Central and Mui Wo but would help the operator save costs by cutting at least 10 daily sailings. The Star Ferry Company, another operator complaining of persistent losses, ...

  9. Sha Tin-Central link would alleviate hellish cross-harbour commute

    Posted Apr 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The further delay of the Sha Tin-Central link is absolutely unacceptable. The government has been prevaricating over this project for more than two decades. Other rail plans were drawn up ... it comes to a decision being made on the starting date. The further delay of the Sha Tin-Central link will surely raise questions among the public about the government's priorities. Ten years ...

  10. Out and about

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... unifying vision, the Central Library looks like it was designed by a committee of the now-defunct Urban Council. And basically it was, back in the days when small-town politicking and associated ... about the broader culture and society within which they evolved? Probably the city's most telling architectural metaphors are the Central Library, in Causeway Bay, and the Cultural Centre, ...




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