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  1. Feeding the beast of reclamation

    Posted Sep 01st 2005, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... bank. This is apparent from looking at the various stages of reclamation over the past few decades. The government built roads and highways along the waterfront and sold the reclaimed land ... of development pattern. Since 1997, with the passage of the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance- which has a presumption against reclamation- there has been a continuing tussle between concerned members ...

  2. Advisory group lacks statutory clout, say activists

    Posted May 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Given the government's firm stance on the controversial Phase III of the Central reclamation project, Dr Kwok said the group was concerned the committee's only role would be to advise ... interests in making sure the harbour reclamation went ahead, but he did not rule out the possibility of dialogue between the two groups. Dr Kwok also argued against the notion that harbour ...

  3. Development chief backtracks over walk

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong With the harbour reclamation work all but finished, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor thought it might be a good time to show good faith by joining activists on their annual waterfront walk. But she changed her mind after protesters renewed their calls for the government to stop reclamation and cease using harbourfront areas for commercial activities. 'I thought this year ...

  4. Seize the chance for a world-class waterfront

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Markus Shaw

    ... and the MTR Sha Tin-Central rail link. This necessitated reclamation work, which destroyed such well-loved landmarks as the Star Ferry and Queen's piers. Then we were told the bypass would go underground, which raised the question: why was the reclamation needed at all? Now we are told that neither the bypass nor the MTR's cross-harbour section will go ahead, at least not until after ...

  5. Harbourfront gardens to be torn up twice: activist

    Posted May 04th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... was told by engineers at the Central reclamation site that a tunnel for the western section of the Central-Wan Chai bypass that was to be built before the site was landscaped had been put on hold. ... group Designing Hong Kong, Mr Zimmerman visited the reclamation site last month as part of a delegation from the Harbourfront Enhancement Committee, of which he is a member, to view ...

  6. A sensible balance needed in development

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reclamation of the harbour. Ironically it is past reclamation that has created an opportunity to make something of this prime piece of harbourfront open space. Perhaps we should now be thinking ... and visual access. After all, the government responded to public demand for a more vibrant streetscape in the Central reclamation by splitting large buildings into smaller blocks. The answer may lie ...

  7. Two pilot projects to beautify the harbour

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the ferry pier and the railway station in Hunghom. But reclamation will be needed in this project since the government wants to build a footpath linking the two points. Details of the two projects ... Court gave the green light to the Central reclamation project. The 23-member body will advise the government on planning, land use, design and development issues related to the waterfront. ...

  8. Develop a single land and transport policy

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Paul Zimmerman

    ... reclamation. To enhance these areas and create a vibrant harbour requires the rezoning of the remaining land, the re-engineering of infrastructure and the removal of utilities (such as pumping ... the construction of an 'island eastern corridor' in the Western district, which will consume existing harbourfront land and require new reclamation. A very real and reasonable alternative ...

  9. Defining moment for HK harbourfront

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reclamation and redevelopment stemming from the controversial Central-Wan Chai bypass project. Once approved, the waterfront development will reshape a key part of our city and redefine ... potential. But this approach clearly would not work in development projects along the harbour, which is the city's greatest asset. The bypass has made more harbour reclamation necessary, ...

  10. Harbourfront committee has been more than a PR exercise

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a public- relations exercise. It is true that it was created amid public concerns about the government's reclamation plans. But it is unjustifiable to suggest that the committee's efforts ...




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