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  1. Plans to sell off Government Hill display ignorance and irresponsibility

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and should not be sold to a developer for profit. Katty Law, convenor, Government Hill Concern Group ... The government's plan to sell off a large area of Government Hill to a private developer shows how shamelessly irresponsible our short-term politicians are regarding heritage ...

  2. Hurdles stay for Government Hill

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... will have to be vetted by the Town Planning Board. Major opponents of the scheme are also waiting for a board meeting to discuss their counter-proposal. The Government Hill Concern Group, an alliance of 21 conservation and green groups, submitted a proposal in February to rezone the hill into a 'heritage precinct', keeping it as a site for 'government, institutions ...

  3. Group urges rethink on Government Hill site plan

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... convenor of the Central and Western Concern Group and member of the newly formed Government Hill Concern Group, said the proposal aimed to put two more options on the table. 'The government ... Joyce Ng An alliance of 20 heritage protection groups and former government officials is calling for the Government Hill plan to be reconsidered and more options made available. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Minimum wage should rise to HK$38 an hour, says concern group

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Concern group says likely increase of HK$2.50 to the current HK$30 rate just isn't enough Minimum wage 'should rise to HK$38 an hour' A concern group yesterday made a last-ditch effort to persuade the government to raise the statutory minimum hourly wage to HK$38, a week before a commission is due to make its recommendation ...

  5. Shopping mall axed in revised hill plan

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the mall would not make the project less attractive. One critic, Government Hill Concern Group spokeswoman Katty Law Ngar-ning, said the minister had 'utterly disregarded' public opinion. ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com City officials have shelved the idea of a giant shopping mall on Government Hill and promised to allow for more public space in their final revision of plans ...

  6. Government to redevelop part of old headquarters

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng and Olga Wong The government may give up its plan to sell part of the historic Government Hill to developers, but it is resolved to redevelop the west wing of its former ... for the site. A group of designers also proposed retaining the facade of the west wing. In 2009, the government said the west wing would be replaced with a 32-storey office tower and a shopping mall, ...

  7. Central Government Offices can be a 'one-stop public complaints' site

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... I completely agree with Katty Law, convenor of the Government Hill Concern Group ('Plans to sell off Government Hill display ignorance and irresponsibility', November 19). The authorities should be more aware of the long-established public symbolism associated with Government Hill, and pay less heed to short-term money-making schemes involving favoured developers. The west ...

  8. Threatened government offices still 'highly useable'

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com The redevelopment of Government Hill would cause the loss of a fine piece of modern, functional architecture, academics working with a concern group said yesterday. The Government Hill Concern Group opened the latest effort in its year-long push to prevent the sale and demolition of a building called the west wing, one of three low-rise buildings ...

  9. Dancing back in time at west wing

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Court of Final Appeal as the Antiquities Advisory Board holds a public consultation on the historic grading for the west wing, which is slated for redevelopment. Government Hill Concern Group ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Conservationists will go back in time and hold a dance party on Government Hill today as a public hearing takes place over the grading of the west wing. ...

  10. Administration must tell us why it so badly wants to sell Government Hill

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... seems to have one foot in the second and one in the third generation and is bemused by both. But Hong Kong people are now firmly in the third generation. The Government Hill Concern Group agrees ... Government Hill, when there is no good reason for doing so. Katty Law, convenor, Government Hill Concern Group ...




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