Consultation launched on new-look harbourfront project in Hong Kong

Projects, Slider 16 Jun 2015
Consultation launched on new-look harbourfront project in Hong Kong

The Planning Department has launched a two-month public consultation on a watersports zone with the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre at one end of it.

An initial study shows 19 hectares of land most of it reclaimed and 22 hectares of water going into the leisure project that would go east from the exhibition center to the Eastern Corridor in North Point.

The overall project is likely to feature more pedestrian areas connecting to harbourfront walkways in the area and improvements to traffic movements, however no reference to the the total area has been made.

What the initial study does touch on are 10 ideas including the barge-mounted swimming facility, which would likely to be sited along with other sports activities in what is now Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter.

Another idea is to create East Coast Park in North Point, perhaps linking it to Victoria Park. Reconfiguring Golden Bauhinia Square is also on the cards.

Focus groups and others are being asked for opinions. And workshops and other events will be held during a consultation process running to August 15.


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