Society for Protection of the Harbour

Lawyer says open space not needed for PLA berth

The military berth being built on the waterfront. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

There is no need to reserve open space for a military berth on the new Central waterfront - bollards are all that is needed, counsel for a harbour-protection group says.

Saturday, 25 May, 2013, 5:05am

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 authority welcome

I refer to your front-page article, 'Harbour authority could soon become a reality' (April 18).

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Free up space in land-use debate for reclamation and park development

I agree with those correspondents who argue that we should use up all the land in Hong Kong before we reclaim more.

But do we really still have much free space in the New Territories? Due to the small-house policy, much of the land in this area is used to build these village homes.

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

With the correct land policies, government could avoid reclamation

Society for Protection of the Harbour fully supports your editorial ('There's no need for land reclamation', January 30).

For the past 17 years, we have been advocating that the government should properly plan the development of the New Territories instead of reclaiming the harbour and our sea to make land. That should be Hong Kong's proper direction of growth.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Develop the New Territories instead of ruining important natural asset

The government should realise that the beauty and attraction of Hong Kong is because it is an archipelago comprising hundreds of islands large and small. Our sea and our shorelines are an invaluable natural asset which should be enjoyed not only by the present but also future generations.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

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

Statutory harbour body still the goal

How times have changed. A decade ago, government efforts to fill in yet more of Victoria Harbour would have prompted outrage and the launching of a legal challenge. Last week, two stalwarts of the protection movement, Christine Loh Kung-wai and Winston Chu Ka-sun, announced that their mission had been accomplished, declaring yesterday's Walk for the Harbour would be the last.

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Activists pass baton in fight for harbour

Two activists at the forefront of efforts to protect Victoria Harbour say they are stepping down from their campaign, satisfied that the harbour has become significantly safer from large-scale reclamations.

Christine Loh Kung-wai, chairwoman of the Society for Protection of the Harbour, and Winston Chu Ka-sun, the society's adviser, said their mission had been accomplished.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Reclamation projects should be allowed if they lead to harbour improvements

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 Commission, recently attracted much attention both from the news media and the general public. This is because of the importance of the harbour to Hong Kong.

13 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

What we need is a harbour authority

Once bitten, twice shy, is no way to manage Hong Kong's most important natural asset, Victoria Harbour. Yet that is how the government would seem to have approached turning the waterfront over to public use since losing a High Court ruling on reclamation seven years ago.

12 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Stalled harbour plans can proceed

The development minister says the goodwill expressed by harbour protection activists over reclamation will encourage her colleagues to put forward small projects to enhance the harbourfront.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm

Harbour campaigner extends olive branch

A prominent harbour protection activist has extended an olive branch to the government.

Ahead of a meeting of the Harbourfront Commission today, Winston Chu Ka-sun said he would not launch any more legal challenges to the government so long as officials respect harbour protection law and implement only projects involving small-scale reclamation.

7 Sep 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).

Hong Kong people should be aware that our 'world-class city', as promised by our government, will end up taking second place to Singapore.

2 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Free press ensured campaign to save harbour was successful

I appreciate the excellent letter from the British consul general Andrew Seaton ('Do not take press freedom for granted', May 3).

6 May 2011 - 12:00am