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  1. Policy is best foundation for heritage conservation

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... carefully. Meanwhile, a sound government policy on heritage preservation could help the URA become a guiding light in setting the right balance between conservation and revitalisation. ...

  2. Restoring Queen's Pier must be integral part of conserving Central

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many have hailed the government's initiative of 'conserving Central' as a paradigm shift and a triumph of civil society's continuous efforts to conserve historic elements of Victoria City. It is certainly not easy in money-first Hong Kong and the government should be praised for its efforts. Conserving Central not only gives breathing spaces for a packed ...

  3. Choose your conservation battles wisely

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But they are still intact. The pro-establishment camp has always put development before conservation and, as a result, the whole of Central, with its colonial buildings, had a complete facelift in the 1980s ... wrong move. Do not appeal against the recent defeat of the judicial review: our judicial system needs conserving, too. According to the press, our young activists are moving on to the next ...

  4. Tsang softens stance on heritage conservation

    Posted Dec 24th 2006, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Tsang Yam-kuen said yesterday. But Mr Tsang said the public would be consulted to a greater extent next month about the government's heritage conservation policy. He also pledged ... would 'fully consider' the public's 'collective memory' and demands in future. His softened stance came ahead of a carnival organised by conservation group Heritage ...

  5. Star Ferry Pier was a landmark loss and a monumental gain for city's heritage

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Most cities have in their history a major conservation disaster that catapults the case for conservation forward. For Hong Kong, this was undoubtedly the demolition of the Star Ferry Pier ... In the chief executive's first policy address after the demolition, the term 'heritage conservation' was, for the first time, repeatedly referred to as an important issue. In addition, ...

  6. Call for antiquities board to be replaced

    Posted Aug 20th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... of a heritage conservation board was proposed by People's Council for Sustainable Development chairman Albert Lai Kwong-tak at a forum organised by Local Action, which led the campaign to prevent ... suggested that the conservation board have a two-tier structure, with subcommittees in eastern and western New Territories, eastern and western Kowloon, and Hong Kong Island to consult the public. ...

  7. Coherent strategy on heritage grading needed

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

    ... The ability to argue both sides is a virtue for lawyers; it is, however, considered indecisive, contradictory or even unprincipled when exercised by government bureaucrats. A case in point is the colonial mansion Jessville, in Pok Fu Lam. In April, the Ho ...

  8. Public favour development

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... members of the public supported the government in its plans for Queen's Pier, and were not in favour of the radical stance adopted by conservation activists. The poll was conducted ... conservation as a top priority; 64 per cent said the preservation of Queen's Pier would get in the way of developing Central. The poll findings also suggested that there was substantial public ...

  9. Decision not to declare Queen's Pier a monument lawful: judge

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... ordinance on heritage conservation, and were discussing with their lawyers the possibility of an appeal. A spokesman for the Development Bureau said demolition of the pier would go ahead. ... the government would improve conservation policies and increase resource allocation for heritage conservation. Chu Hoi-dick and Ho Loy, represented by Martin Lee Chu-ming SC, argued that Dr Ho, who ...

  10. Pier ruling leaves roles conflict unresolved

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

    ... A High Court decision in the government's favour has spared it further controversy over its heritage conservation regime. A different outcome would have highlighted an inherent ... conservation was put under the Development Bureau, so it can be taken into account in planning, land use, building and urban renewal policies. The office of the Antiquities Authority goes with it- ...




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