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  1. Temporary reprieve for Queen's Pier

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... But he stressed the pier must eventually be demolished because it was blocking phase three of the Central reclamation. 'There shouldn't be any delay to the reclamation. The pier must ... reclamation's environment impact assessment in 2002 warned against their demolition, saying: 'Their reclamation would scrap forever the concrete link to a brief past of local development.' ...

  2. An overriding public need

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... for the third phase of the Central reclamation scheme. Public consultations were indeed held. But the government misinformed the public on the legal requirements for justifying the reclamation. A 2004 ... to be applied. The government justified the reclamation on the basis that it provided public benefits. But the court prescribed a very different test: the government must establish ...

  3. Pier into history

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patten, arrives... and leaves five years later on Royal Yacht Britannia 2002 Legco approves Central reclamation phase III, which would tear down the pier 2003 Court of Final Appeal allows reclamation to go ahead 2006 Old Star Ferry pier demolished on December 12 2007, April 26 Queen's Pier closes. Activists from Local Action Group set up camp May 9 Antiquities board makes pier ...

  4. Done and dusted- down to the last letter of the law

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... consultations and procedures required by the Foreshore and Sea-bed (Reclamations) Ordinance, the Roads (Works, Use and Compensation) Ordinance and the Town Planning Ordinance were conducted and complied with. The demolition of the piers is part of the Central Reclamation Phase III, covered in the Central District (Extension) Outline Zoning Plan. Phase III has gone through the due process ...

  5. Belated proof that we do care about our history

    Posted Dec 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of constitutional reform, protecting the harbour from reclamation, or worsening air pollution. Of all things, it could be the fate of the Star Ferry pier and its clock tower which best underlines the point. ... for a major road and shopping mall as part of the Central reclamation cannot be reversed. Activists have left their run too late. But the public outpouring of nostalgia and regret at the weekend ...

  6. Pier set to close after Easter

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Queen's Pier will be closed soon after Easter to make way for the reclamation of the Central waterfront, an officer in charge of the project said yesterday. Civil ... there was an urgent need to close Queen's Pier because the Central reclamation could not go ahead if boats kept using it. However, he said this did not mean that discussions on the preservation ...

  7. Hopes dashed for preserving Queen's Pier

    Posted Mar 18th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... and no big financial burden'. She said the government would find a spot on the new Central waterfront to rebuild the pier. Under the Central reclamation plan, Queen's Pier must go to make ... weeks ago the pier be given a heritage grading so it would not be affected by reclamation. Loy Ho, of Heritage Watch, said: 'There was only one meeting, during which no conclusion ...

  8. A grand dame has that sinking feeling

    Posted Jan 06th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... for reclamation material. But the conservationists are fighting on, forming the Heritage Watch alliance to pressure the government to protect the city's history. Queen's Pier was the site ... is not the first colonial symbol to be wiped out by the unpopular Central reclamation. Blake Pier was demolished in 1993, and the Tamar Basin was reclaimed in the mid-1990s. Queen's Pier was scheduled ...

  9. Closure party planned for old Central pier

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... be special arrangements on the last day of the pier.' The ferry company will charge party-goers, with proceeds going to charity. Under the government's harbour reclamation plan, the pier, completed in 1957, will be demolished to free land for a road and a groundscraper. Despite Star Ferry's objection to the reclamation plan in 1999, the government decided the pier should move ...

  10. Activists in 11th-hour bid to save Queen's Pier as demolition looms

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reclamation contractor, which should have happened on February 23. Any delay now would hold up completion of the reclamation and infrastructure work at the pier site, and could give rise ...




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