What is this supplement about? Victoria Harbour is one of Hong Kong's most precious assets. It is an inseparable part of the city's identity and it is under threat. This publication is an attempt to show the people of Hong Kong what the government has planned for the Central reclamation and surrounds. What you will see inside is based entirely on specifications included in the government's official outline zoning plan for the area. And you will see that they are a long way from the parkland and open space Hong Kong has been promised. What are the issues? The government maintains the reclamation is purely about building the Central to Wan Chai bypass, with a positive side effect of creating land for a harbourside park. Its own plans tell a different story. There are several massive developments, covering more than 11 hectares of land, slated for the site and surrounds. A six-lane road will cut across the site to service those buildings. Side streets, service roads and flyovers will all need to be built for the developments. Why does it matter? This is about the future, about improving the urban environment and returning Victoria Harbour to its true owners, the people of Hong Kong. The government has been less than forthcoming about its intentions for the reclamation, and this publication is an attempt to show Hong Kong what those plans could look like. Why is it so urgent? Work is under way, and every day we get closer to a point of no return, where, even if the government does honestly ask for opinions, it will be too late for the public to have a say. The Society for Protection of the Harbour has exhausted all realistic legal avenues to force the government into honest and transparent public consultation on its plans. No longer able to appeal to the courts, it is time to appeal to the people of Hong Kong: once this is finished, that will be it. There will almost no harbour left to reclaim. This is your harbour and you must make yourselves heard. On the back page there is a petition letter the society urges uou to use to help preserve the harbour front for generations to come.