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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Harbour protection pioneer warns of reclamation threat

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... 'STILL UNDER RECLAMATION THREAT' Harbour protection pioneer Winston Chu Ka-sun says the iconic waterway will remain under threat from further reclamation until the government opens up the New Territories for development. Chu said while the current ordinance banning reclamation except in special circumstances offered some protection, the government would always be tempted ...

  2. Reclamation projects should be allowed if they lead to harbour improvements

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The 'Proportionality Principle on Reclamation of Victoria Harbour', which was developed by the Society for Protection of the Harbour at the request of the Harbourfront ... of the reclamation on the harbour, the greater must be the justification; accordingly, having established a public need, in deciding if such need overrides the importance of the harbour, the prime ...

  3. Court agrees to judicial review of temporary reclamation

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The Society for Protection of the Harbour has been granted a judicial review over temporary reclamation work in Victoria Harbour. Mr Justice Michael Hartmann in the Court of First ... to file court documents by October 29. The society has challenged the administration's decision to carry out reclamation work in the middle of the harbour opposite the Wan Chai waterfront. ...

  4. Hearing to begin over 'temporary' reclamation

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

    ... Liz Heron A legal attempt to halt a government plan for temporary reclamation close to the Wan Chai waterfront is due to open in the High Court today. The Society for the Protection of the Harbour has been granted a judicial review of proposals to temporarily reclaim 10.7 hectares of the harbour around the planned Central-Wan Chai bypass tunnel. Permanent reclamation proposed ...

  5. Wan Chai reclamation shrinks again

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu The government is prepared to reduce further the size of the reclamation it says is needed in Wan Chai for a bypass linking North Point with Central. But harbour activists say ... in 2005. Reclamation near the convention centre has been cut to 5.3 hectares from 6 hectares, while the fill off the Wan Chai waterfront has been adjusted to 4.1 hectares from 5 hectares. The plan ...

  6. Harbour reclamation broke no rules

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford Judge says Exco acted within the law in ordering that work proceed on the Central project to create land for bypass The government's reclamation of Victoria Harbour ... reclamation. She said no new reclamation was planned beyond the current works scheduled for Central, Wan Chai and East Kowloon. 'The government has a responsibility to protect and retain ...

  7. Ultimatum won't stop harbour reclamation

    Posted Sep 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... round of litigation unless reclamation is stopped immediately. Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands Michael Suen Ming-yeung insisted there was 'compelling, overriding and present need' for the central reclamation project, adding that any disruption could cost the government a fortune. 'The government fully recognises the importance of protecting the harbour,' ...

  8. Reclamation-buster vows to take plunge if he surrenders

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Anti-reclamation advocate Winston Chu has vowed to jump into Victoria Harbour if he backs out of his battle with the government over the controversial Central-Wan Chai reclamation. Mr Chu made the declaration last night as a 'show of determination' to the cause. 'If the government proceeds with the reclamation, I shall issue the [injunction] proceedings ...

  9. Climbdown puts Central reclamation on hold

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Patsy Moy

    ... is due to rule on an application to stop the Central reclamation project, and on the eve of today's demonstration against harbour reclamation, which organisers hope will attract 10,000 ... It is understood the decision was made at a special meeting of the Executive Council yesterday morning. Announcing the suspension of the Central Reclamation III project, Secretary for Housing, Planning ...

  10. Exco will decide fate of reclamation

    Posted Oct 07th 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... the return of a fleet of reclamation barges to Victoria Harbour after a legal bid to suspend work on the controversial Central project failed yesterday. Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands ... finalise the legalities surrounding the harbour's reclamation projects. Mr Suen said that even though the ruling was in the government's favour, the Housing, Planning and Lands Bureau had ...




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