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  1. Protection of harbour requires vigilance

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been gazetted for reclamation. The work must not go ahead. Protection laws that went into force in 1998 stipulate that the harbour is 'a special public asset and a natural heritage ... waterside districts. Despite the potential of our harbour, all we have to show are office blocks, luxury housing, shopping malls and a scant few promenades. We have watchdogs like the Society ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697105/protection-harbour-requires-vigilance
  2. 'No need for committee to see plan for harbour'

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... that the public would be given a wrong impression that they have to choose from the three concept plans,' he said. But the Society for Protection of the Harbour said the incident would cast doubt over the government's sincerity in protecting the harbour. It reiterated that the three concept plans showed the government intended to auction some of the reclaimed land. The Wan Chai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487033/no-need-committee-see-plan-harbour
  3. Ruling recognises harbour's true value

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

    ... is already pending, and yesterday's ruling can only strengthen the hand of the Society for the Protection of the Harbour, which brought both cases to court. The government must ensure that the Central reclamation- and all others on the agenda- comply with the law as it now stands. It will no longer be good enough to argue that the safeguards provided by the Protection of the Harbour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/440681/ruling-recognises-harbours-true-value
  4. Planning secretary rejects new reclamation claims

    Posted Sep 10th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... and Lands, Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan, said: 'What the Society for Protection of the Harbour had said in advertisements in two newspapers was wrong.' In an unexpected remark during a meeting of the Harbour-front Enhancement Committee, she said: 'Their information was based on obsolete zoning plans, which were more than a decade old.' The harbour protection group ran an advertisement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/469749/planning-secretary-rejects-new-reclamation-claims
  5. Wan Chai reclamation shrinks again

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

    ... in court over the way it defined 'minimum reclamation'. 'The government has to follow the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance, which restricts reclamation,' he said. The Court ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/587802/wan-chai-reclamation-shrinks-again
  6. Think again, and stop filling in the harbour

    Posted Oct 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Society for the Protection of the Harbour, and other activists who have been asking the courts for an injunction to stop a government reclamation project in Central, had hoped ... that was not in the judge's remit to consider, but that Exco will have to think of, is public opinion. The July 8 court ruling in the society's favour in the case of the Wan Chai harbour-front reclamation set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430268/think-again-and-stop-filling-harbour
  7. Letters

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Central faces second-class waterfront The Society for Protection of the Harbour is in complete agreement with Dick Groves ('Don't waste potential of waterfront', June 18). ... Central harbourfront for Hong Kong before it is too late. If Singapore can do it, why not Hong Kong? Winston K. S. Chu, adviser, Society for Protection of the Harbour Local schools fine, but we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972330/letters
  8. A catalyst for restoring harbour to the city's heart

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was not challenged by either the society or the court. The decision should be welcomed: it clears up the question of how much protection the harbour enjoys under the ordinance. Without a doubt, town planners ... The law protecting Hong Kong's harbour is clear. It says: 'The harbour is to be protected and preserved as a special, public asset and a natural heritage of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421110/catalyst-restoring-harbour-citys-heart
  9. Talkback

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the temperatures are freezing. I have a number of suggestions to help protect the environment. Air-conditioning temperatures could be adjusted to 25.5 degrees. We could also design more environmentally ... superintendent, public relations branch I would like to draw attention to the chaotic traffic situation on Harbour Road at the entrance of the driveway to the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/596446/talkback
  10. Victories won in lost harbour battle

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A year of litigation over the fate of Victoria Harbour came to an end this week when the Society for the Protection of the Harbour said it would drop a legal appeal aimed at reducing ... challenges of the past year, more people have come to see the harbour as a civic asset that needs to be protected rather than paved over and sold to the highest bidder. A harbour authority can help ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/452329/victories-won-lost-harbour-battle

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