A Sydney-style opera house that could accommodate up to 60,000 spectators is among several options being considered for arts development on the West Kowloon reclamation. Other possibilities are a cruise pier, helipad and arts market. A briefing paper to legislators revealed details of the Government's proposal to turn 40 hectares of land into an arts and entertainment complex. An open competition will be launched next month to invite proposals on developing the land with a central arts theme. 'The competition will encourage multiple development of our cultural scene,' a Planning and Lands Bureau spokesman said. According to the brief, facilities will include a performance venue with a seating capacity of up to 2,200, an open plaza with services for up to 8,000 people and a series of museums, as well as arts and studio workshops. Among the optional facilities are the 60,000-plus multi-purpose venue, pier and helipad. The Frontier legislator Cyd Ho Sau-lan called on the Government to set out a cultural policy agenda before going ahead. 'Such huge facilities would only attract international acts and pop stars,' she said. 'Why not build smaller visual display and musical workshops for local arts and literary groups, which tend to be small and have no use of big facilities?'