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  1. Yau Tong Bay project at mercy of public opinion

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of land would be reclaimed from the sea. 'Public opinion has been strongly against any land reclamation in Victoria Harbour, so we don't expect to see any breakthrough for the Yau Tong ... in the near future as public calls to protect Victoria Harbour from reclamation delay proceedings, according to one of its investors, Henderson Land Development. Under the redevelopment plan, which ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New harbour authority must reflect public interest

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... SCMP Editorial Add public voice to harbour body There is no question that the people of Hong Kong own Victoria Harbour. The Protection of the Harbour Ordinance makes that clear. But it has ... to be in the billions of dollars. This is what a growing public chorus, including this newspaper and the Society for the Protection of the Harbour, has been calling for over many years. First ...

  3. Public divided on pier icons' fate

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The public remains divided about whether to re-erect Queen's Pier and the clock tower from the demolished Star Ferry pier, and if so, where, according to a consultant hired to gauge public opinion on proposals for the Central harbourfront. But there was consensus that structures on the harbourfront should not be too tall or block air flow, and this would be factored ...

  4. More public say urged over town planning

    Posted Jan 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in soliciting public opinion because of its tight schedules and limited access for the public. It was also dominated by the government. 'The permanent secretary for housing, planning and lands ... Authority's role in the project. H15's May Yip Mee-yung told the forum that details of the redevelopment could not be easily accessed. She was also concerned that public opinions were ...

  5. Planners urge public to assess Kai Tak revamp

    Posted Sep 18th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... The consultation process will be conducted in three stages. Apart from the traditional written submission, the department will organise public forums and workshops to gather public opinion. An assistant ... Chloe Lai The public has two months to tell the government how they want the former Kai Tak airport site redeveloped after the planning review of the area was unveiled yesterday. ...

  6. Public wants bypass now, says official

    Posted Sep 01st 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Harbour advisers criticise deputy over not being consulted before plan released The government wants to begin the public consultation on how to build the Central-Wan Chai bypass ... opinion, we will begin the consultation. The people want the bypass; they want it to be built as soon as possible,' said Robin Ip Man-fai, deputy secretary for housing, planning and lands. He ...

  7. Tang's silver spoon drops with a clang in post-budget public chat

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... from members of the public phoning in to give him their views. Member of the public: '... like the inheritance tax, we won't benefit... ' Henry Tang Ying-yen: 'Yes, you will.' Member of the public: '... at all... ' Henry: 'Yes, you will. Yes, you will. Yes, you will. Mrs Lee, yes, you will because I presume you will have a few million dollars ...


    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... suspicions that the project's 'cultural' side is merely a smokescreen for yet another massive property venture. In response to a groundswell of public opinion, the government has ... Will Clem Controversies surrounding major public construction projects were one of the dominant themes in 2004. Reclamation work may have resumed in Central, but a winner has yet ...

  9. Public fly blind over Kai Tak

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... well.' The working deadline for public consultation was November 19, but Mr Chan says there will be an extension. 'We are waiting for more public opinions before the end of November ... will not approve it. I also haven't heard from anyone during the public consultation that wanted reclamation.' The government wrote in its recent Kai Tak Planning Review that one of the key ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LUNAR NEW YEAR

    6,000kg of fireworks arrive in Hong Kong, ready to light up Victoria Harbour

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 12:58pm by Christy Choi

    ... of heavy metals involved, they posed no threat to public health as they were released at a high elevation and quickly dissipated in the air and water. Traditionally, fireworks were set off to ward ...




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