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  1. Harbour masters?

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... of reclamation and, five years ago, the law was tested in court. The court determined that reclamation could only proceed if it could be proved there was an overriding public need - an objective test, where the proponent had to show there was no other viable alternative, and any reclamation must be kept to a minimum. The Town Planning Board lost the case over a plan for the Wan Chai-Causeway ...

  2. Waterfront tunnel?

    Posted Feb 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club supports a road tunnel for the Wan Chai reclamation, with Victoria Park fringing the waterfront and a beach replacing the typhoon shelter. What do you think? Share your views: write to us ...

  3. Battle lines

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... December 6, 2002- Town Planning Board approves plans for 26ha reclamation from the Convention and Exhibition Centre towards Causeway Bay. In the consultation period, the board receives 650 objections, most casting doubt on the scale of the reclamation and the necessity for the Harbour Park. January 4, 2003- Society for Protection of the Harbour decides to take the Town Planning Board ...

  4. Transport watchdog backs bypass tunnel

    Posted May 18th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... reclamation. But it is still more expensive than building a bridge, which would cost about $11 billion and require only 11.5 hectares of land to be reclaimed. After consulting a government-commissioned ... had considered factors such as the extent of reclamation, disturbance to the public and impact on traffic. She admitted it was possible the plan might face a legal challenge, since it would ...

  5. Creativity needed to solve traffic jams

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there is simply no alternative. But other ways of easing congestion have not been seriously considered. This is a big omission, one the government might come to regret. The reclamation and roads approach ... have been introduced in other places around the world, including London, Stockholm, Auckland and some cities in Italy. If successful, ERP could avoid massive reclamation and the building ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q What do you think of the decision to allow the Central reclamation to resume? I would like to voice my support for a privately funded harbour reclamation project, and to help protect ... at night, a place to cross to get to work and an area that can provide valuable land for man's continued prosperity. Another part of the problem is the attempt by reclamation opponents to whip ...

  7. Talkback

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be minimised. Also, any placement should be such that it minimises the need for reclamation. Thirdly, the heliport should be shielded by a non-residential high-rise to ensure the noise is screened. ... With some reprovisioning and limited reclamation for piling to create a deck, a heliport there would tie-in with the airport railway, major bus services and the Central-Wan Chai Bypass and would ...

  8. MALL wonders

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Although a massive reclamation programme is changing the coastline out of all recognition, there are more than a few places where the area's history shines through. Enduring tradition Firstly, ...

  9. Clubhouse to become arts space

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... for the facade and prominent chimney stacks. With reclamation along the shore of North Point, the clubhouse lost its waterfront location and was moved to Kellett Island. The old premises was used ...

  10. Fun beyond the scrum

    Posted Jul 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... shore. Causeway Bay is used to reclamation, however. Kellett Island, the base of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, is no longer an island. Serenely bobbing on the successive waves of development, ...




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