Harbourfront Commission

PLA dock rezoning plan leaves too may questions unanswered

The four structures on the Central waterfront promenade which will be handed over to the PLA to serve as its berth. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

The government has left many questions unanswered in its insistence on rezoning the People's Liberation Army berth on the Central waterfront as a military site, a change from its previous status as public open space.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 5:27am

Fears over access to Central coastline

Nicholas Brooke, Harbourfront Commission chairman. Photo: Edward Wong

Harbourfront Commission members have expressed concern over public access to the new Central coastline which will be split by a military berth.

3 May 2013 - 5:40am

Letters to the Editor, January 19, 2013

Benigno Aquino's views on guns are wrong. Photo: Xinhua

Opportunist Leung critics must move on

Over the past few months, there has been a torrent of criticism against the chief executive over unauthorised structures at his home.

The critics questioned his integrity and demanded his apology. The pan-democrats tried to drive him from office and, when that failed, made an attempt to impeach him.

19 Jan 2013 - 2:08am 2 comments

Brokers say there's no need to pay, just vote for us

Victoria Harbour

Institutional Investor poll again, we have received more comment from the marketplace since our last piece. This confirms that there is a frenzy of activity within the industry over these polls. So much so that it is reaching absurd levels. The word comes down from on high within the company, we are told.

19 Jan 2013 - 5:12am 1 comment

Yacht club's reclamation serves public need

I refer to Winston Chu Ka-sun's letter ("Concern over yacht club's plan for harbour reclamation", December 3).

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) is a staunch supporter of the Society for the Protection of the Harbour [of which Mr Chu is an adviser] and its work, as well as other bodies relating to the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance.

10 Dec 2012 - 1:28am

Harbour watchdog backs yacht club's proposal for racing facilities

Harbour watchdog backs yacht club's proposal for racing facilities

A harbour watchdog has backed a proposal to make room on the harbourfront for an international yacht race village and a permanent site for the Maritime Museum in Causeway Bay.

The Harbourfront Commission hopes the government will factor in such facilities in its work on the Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link before it is too late.

26 Nov 2012 - 4:23am

Public unity needed on safeguarding future of harbour

The burden of looking after the harbour and harbourfront should now be taken up by the community. Photo: SCMP

Your editorial ("The harbour's rightful owners", October 23) was completely correct.

The rightful owners are the people of Hong Kong. The Protection of the Harbour Ordinance now clearly pronounces that the harbour is "a special public asset and a natural heritage of Hong Kong people".

29 Oct 2012 - 12:53am 1 comment

New authority planned to steer growth along harbour

The Causeway Bay typhoon shelter. Photo: Dickson Lee

The government will consult the public early next year on forming a harbour planning authority to steer development along the waterfront, after a proposal to turn the Causeway Bay typhoon shelter into a world-class yacht racing facility stalled.

16 Oct 2012 - 4:18am

Harbour site expanded to lure projects

The Harbourfront Commission has agreed to make more space for commercial developments at one of its Victoria Harbour sites to attract more investors and bring 'vibrancy' to the waterfront.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Doubts over site for Ferris wheel

A Ferris wheel on the Central waterfront would add vibrancy to the area but it should be located somewhere with better views, the Harbourfront Commission said of the proposed 'Hong Kong Eye'.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Designs for waterfront need creativity

Out-of-the-box thinking went into the design of a logo chosen to adorn signs to point the way to newly accessible parts of Victoria Harbour's waterfront.

6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Retail area to double under pier plan

The shopping and dining areas of the Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier will more than double under a plan to redevelop and revitalise the landmark.

The Harbourfront Commission met for the first time yesterday to discuss the project with some members raising concerns about blocking visitors' access to the harbour deck under the new plan.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Museum relocation gets green light

The relocation of the privately owned Maritime Museum from Stanley to pier No 8 in Central has been given the green light by the Planning Department.

12 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Quay asset

Hong Kong is known worldwide for its first-class harbour and for the memorable skyline of high-rise towers set against a backdrop of sweeping green hills.

8 Jul 2010 - 12:00am