Olga Wong

Explanation No 4 for Chan and still questions remain

Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po says he will not step down amid the scandal involving subleased flats owned by a company linked to his wife.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:27pm

Carrie Lam reflects on 'sensitivity'

The development minister told lawmakers yesterday she would reflect on her political sensitivity and relationship with advisory bodies after being criticised for ignoring heritage advisers in handling the redevelopment of Government Hill.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:29pm

Green loans the answer for greener living

The man tipped to be the next environment minister has held out the prospect of better mortgage terms and government fee concessions for buyers of properties that meet environmental standards.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

HQ's west wing 'should be saved'

The west wing of the former government headquarters in Central could be saved from demolition after antiquities experts agreed the entire complex should be given the highest heritage rating short of monument status.

The wing, one of three components of the building, is set to be replaced with a commercial tower.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Villagers cash in at new estate

A Post investigation into village houses offered for sale as part of a managed estate hints at more abuse of the long-criticised Small House Policy.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

David Li fails to demolish structure

Finance-sector lawmaker David Li Kwok-po could be prosecuted for not removing an illegal structure at a property he owns on The Peak.

The Buildings Department said yesterday that it had issued a demolition order for the rooftop structure in February last year but a recent inspection showed it was still there.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Fines may solve village dilemma

The solution to the small house confrontation lies in fining errant homeowners rather than forcing them to demolish houses that have illegal structures, a former head of the Lands Department says.

The proposal from Patrick Lau Lai-chiu was welcomed by a leader of the influential Heung Yee Kuk, which looks after the interests of indigenous New Territories residents.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

New brand for arts hub will be 'waste of money'

Arts hub bosses should concentrate on what would be in the West Kowloon Cultural District rather than spend money on dreaming up a new name for it, culture groups and arts critics said.

Cultural district authority chief executive Michael Lynch hinted that the body was considering a new name to symbolise progress in the long-delayed project, and distance it from past rows.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Advice on cutting light pollution 'not that bright'

Government suggestions to control light pollution, contained in six pages of voluntary guidelines issued yesterday, have been criticised as weak and ineffective.

The measures are aimed at commercial operators' external lighting.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Setback for Henderson over project in Western

Henderson Land's plans to redevelop a Sai Ying Pun site received a setback when a judicial review upheld the Buildings Department's rejection of the project because the site's ownership is unclear.

The Court of First Instance ruled yesterday that the developer must provide information related to the ownership before submitting building plans for approval.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Weddings plan could revive historic mansion

Couples may get to be married at King Yin Lei, the historic mansion saved from demolition in Stubbs Road, if the government adopts a revitalisation proposal.

The Lifestyle Group, which manages the renovated century-old Western Market in Sheung Wan, revealed its plan yesterday.

19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

I won't shy away from controversy, says Lynch

Will the arts hub authority steer clear of controversial artists such as Ai Weiwei ? New chief Michael Lynch says no.

28 May 2011 - 12:00am

Waterfront tenders raise concern

Two open spaces on the Central waterfront are to be put up for tender to private companies, raising concerns from the harbour watchdog that public access may be limited.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

Buildings chief challenges ruling

The Buildings Department chief has filed a court challenge against a decision by the buildings appeal tribunal in favour of a redevelopment in Sai Ying Pun.

The director of buildings has applied for a judicial review of the tribunal's decision in favour of an appeal lodged by a company owned by Henderson Land chairman Lee Shau-kee to develop a site in the area.

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

HK$500m needed for renovations

The government will ask the Legislative Council to approve extra funding of HK$500 million to subsidise more repair work at old buildings. The Development Bureau said this would be added to the HK$300 million left from a funding scheme launched in 2008 and allow the renovation of about 900 old buildings. Inspectors have identified 600 of these as problematic.

15 Jun 2010 - 12:00am