Central Reclamation Phase III and planning for the Central Waterfront



DateContextSummary of developmentAction
29.7.98 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by Hon Christine LOH on Central Harbour Reclamation was passed. [Hansard, "page 230"]
24.2.99 PWSC denoting Public Works Subcommittee PWSC endorsed a commitment to upgrade part of 439CL, entitled "Wan Chai Development Phase II - comprehensive feasibility study and site investigation", to Category A at an estimated cost of $60 million in money-of-the-day (MOD) prices; and retain the remainder of 439CL in Category B. [Paper]

Members requested the Administration to provide supplementary information on the air quality impact assessment for the proposed roads network as well as the urban design concepts applicable to the Central Reclamation Phase III. [Follow-up Paper]

10.6.99 PLW denoting Planning, Lands and Works Panel The Panel discussed the draft vision statement for the Victoria Harbour and Central Reclamation Phase III. [Paper]
12.4.00 PWSC denoting Public Works Subcommittee PWSC endorsed a commitment to upgrade part of 343CL, entitled "Central Reclamation Phase III - consultants' fees and site investigation", to Category A at an estimated cost of $35.7 million in MOD prices; and retain the remainder of 343CL in Category B, re-titled "Central Reclamation Phase III - engineering works". [Paper]
28.4.00 FC denoting Finance Committee FC approved a commitment to upgrade part of 343CL, entitled "Central Reclamation Phase III - consultants' fees and site investigation", to Category A at an estimated cost of $35.7 million in MOD prices; and retain the remainder of 343CL in Category B, re-titled "Central Reclamation Phase III - engineering works". [Paper]
1.3.02 PLW denoting Planning, Lands and Works Panel The Panel discussed Central Reclamation Phase III (CRIII) 343CL - engineering works re the proposal to implement CRIII to provide land for the construction of the Central-Wan Chai Bypass and other infrastructural facilities. [Paper]

The Panel circulated to members an Administration's paper providing additional information on CRIII 343CL - re confirmation that reclamation complies with the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance, construction and maintenance cost for the proposed wave-absorbing seawall, disposal and treatment of contaminated mud, encouraging the use of environmental friendly water-cooled air-conditioning systems by the private sector; and design of the waterfront promenade at CRIII. [Paper]

5.6.02 PWSC denoting Public Works Subcommittee PWSC endorsed a commitment to upgrade 343CL to Category A at an estimated cost of $3,561.5 million in MOD prices for implementation of the Central Reclamation Phase III. [Paper]
21.6.02 FC denoting Finance Committee FC approved a commitment to upgrade 343CL to Category A at an estimated cost of $3,561.5 million in MOD prices for implementation of the Central Reclamation Phase III. [Paper]
13.10.03 PLW,EA denoting Planning, Lands and Works Panel and Environmental Affairs Panel The Panels discussed Central Reclamation Phase III re. judgment concerning an application from the Society for Protection of the Harbour Limited for interim injunction in respect of Central Reclamation Phase III. [Judgment] [Judgment on Wan Chai Reclamation]

The Panels also discussed the background, latest development, and the Government's position regarding the Central Reclamation Phase III. [Paper]

The Panels circulated to members an Administration's paper re transcripts of the hearing on application for interim injunction over Central Reclamation Phase III works, affirmations submitted by the Government to the Court for the above case, timetable specified in the relevant works contract for dredging and filling up works, latest traffic forecasts in Central, cost-effectiveness of Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Road P2 network, and feasibility of using fresh water for water-cooled air-conditioning system. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Paper]

31.10.03 PLW,EA denoting Planning, Lands and Works Panel and Environmental Affairs Panel The Panels discussed Central Reclamation Phase III and Wan Chai Development Phase II re. "Examination of the implications of the Sub Judice Rule for meeting with deputations on Central Reclamation Phase III or Wanchai Development Phase II" prepared by the Legal Service Division. [Paper]
27.11.03 PLW,EA denoting Planning, Lands and Works Panel and Environmental Affairs Panel The Panels met with deputations and received views on the Central Reclamation Phase III.

The Panels discussed the traffic and transport justifications for the Central - Wan Chai Bypass and the at-grade roads within the Central Reclamation Phase III. [Paper]

The Panels discussed the background and latest development regarding Wan Chai Development Phase II. [Paper]

The Panel circulated to members an Administration's letter providing a response in light of the Court of Final Appeal judgment on Wan Chai North Outline Zoning Plan. [Paper]

Judgment delivered by the Court of Final Appeal on 9 January 2004 on the Wan Chai North Reclamation Scheme. [Judgment] [Summary of Judgment]

High Court's judgment on Central Reclamation Phase III. [Paper]

8.12.03 PLW,EA denoting Planning, Lands and Works Panel and Environmental Affairs Panel The Panels discussed Central Reclamation Phase III re. the Administration's response to views expressed by the deputations at the public hearing on 27.11.03. [Paper] and traffic and transport justifications for the Central-Wanchai Bypass. [Paper]

The Panels circulated the following papers after the meeting to members:

Letter dated 30.12 2003 to the Administration seeking clarification on the reversibility of works in Central Reclamation Phase III and the latter's reply on 6.4.04. [Follow-up Paper]

Administration's response to members' request for the provision of the initial consultancy report prepared by Atkins China Limited. [Follow-up Paper] [Follow-up Paper]

Administration's reply to the Society for the Protection of the Harbour Limited regarding Central Reclamation Phase III - Contractors' Claim. [Follow-up Paper]

Administration's reply to Hon Audrey EU regarding her queries at the Council meeting on 2.6.04 whether the Government had prior to 10 February 2003 (the date when the main contract of Central Reclamation Phase III was awarded), received notification from any organization of the lodging of any judicial review on Central Reclamation Phase III. [Follow-up Paper]

18.2.04 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Miriam LAU raised a question on Impact of Court of Final Appeal's Judgement on Wan Chai North Reclamation Scheme. [Hansard, "page 49"]

PLW denoting Planning, Lands and Works Panel At the meeting of the Executive Council on 27 April 2004, the Council advised and the Chief Executive ordered that the approved Central District (Extension) Outline Zoning Plan No. S/H24/6 should not be revoked under section 12(1)(a) or referred to the Town Planning Board for reconsideration under section 12(1)(b) of the Town Planning Ordinance. Thereafter, the Administration provided a Legislative Council Brief. [Legislative Council Brief]
2.6.04 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Martin LEE raised a question on Central Reclamation Phase III. [Hansard, "page 23" ]
19.10.05 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Frederick FUNG Kin-kee raised a question on the Tamar project. [Hansard, "page 66"]
25.10.05 PLW denoting Planning, Lands and Works Panel The Panel discussed Central Reclamation Phase III. [Paper][Paper]

The Panel passed a motion on the land uses of the reclamation area under Central Reclamation Phase III at the meeting. [Minutes]

The Panel circulated to members the Administration's response to the motion passed at the meeting. [Follow-up paper]

22.11.05 PLW denoting Planning, Lands and Works Panel The Panel discussed the future development on the Tamar site. [Paper]

Supplementary information provided by the Administration on issues relating to the Tamar development project raised in the letters of 26 October and 3 November 2005 from the Panel. [Paper]

17.12.05 PLW denoting Planning, Lands and Works Panel The Panel met with deputations and the Administration to receive views on "Tamar development project and land-use planning for Central Reclamation Phase III".

Subsequent to the meeting, the Director of Administration provided further information about the Tamar development project. [Follow-up paper]

Subsequent to the meeting, the Administration provided response to major issues on "Tamar development project and land-use planning for Central Reclamation Phase III" raised by deputations at the meeting. [Follow-paper]

9.2.06 SUBC denoting Subcommittee to Review the Plan ning for the Central Waterfront (including the Tamar Site) The Subcommittee met with deputations and the Administration to receive views on "Tamar development project and land-use planning for Central Reclamation Phase III".

Before the meeting, the Subcommittee circulated to members a summary of views on the Tamar Development Project raised by deputations and in submissions to the Panel on Planning, Lands and Works and Director of Administration's response. [Paper]

Before the meeting, the Subcommittee circulated to members a summary of views on the planning for the Central Waterfront raised by deputations and in submissions to the Panel on Planning, Lands and Works and the Administration's response. [Paper]

A motion moved by Dr Hon KWOK Ka-ki was passed to urge the Government to provide the Subcommittee with all the original reports or information on the feasibility studies relating to the provision of a new central government complex and the extension or reconstruction of the existing central government offices. [Minutes]

7.3.06 SUBC denoting Subcommittee to Review the Plan ning for the Central Waterfront (including the Tamar Site) The Subcommittee discussed with the Administration the Tamar development project and related issues.

Before the meeting, the Administration provided an information paper in response to the questions and requests for information raised at the meeting on 9 February 2006. [Paper]

A motion moved by Dr Hon KWOK Ka-ki was passed to express great disappointment and strong regret that the Government had failed to submit all documents relating to the extension and reconstruction of the existing central government offices and the provision of a new central government complex in the light of the motion passed by the Subcommittee on 9 February 2006, and to urge the Government to provide before the next Subcommittee meeting all such documents and a full list of the documents in accordance with the motion passed by the Subcommittee at the said meeting. [Minutes]

3.4.06 SUBC denoting Subcommittee to Review the Plan ning for the Central Waterfront (including the Tamar Site) The Subcommittee met with deputations and the Administration to receive views on "Traffic and environmental issues arising from the current planning for the Central Waterfront and the Tamar development project".

Before the meeting, the Subcommittee circulated to members a summary of views on traffic and environmental issues submitted to the Subcommittee and the Administration's response. [Paper]

Before the meeting, the Administration provided its response to the requests for information and questions raised at the meeting on 7 March 2006. [Paper]

A motion moved by Dr Hon KWOK Ka-ki was passed - "That the Subcommittee does not support the development of a new central government complex at the Tamar site as the Government has yet to give a clear account of the future arrangements and planning for the existing central government offices, conduct afresh an environmental impact assessment of credibility for the Tamar development project and explain in clear terms the urgency and need for a new central government complex at the Tamar site." [Minutes]

25.4.06 PLW denoting Planning, Lands and Works Panel The Panel met with the Administration to discuss the "Tamar Development Project".

Members noted the information paper provided by the Administration. [Paper]

The Panel circulated to members a summary of views of deputations made at the meeting of the Subcommittee to Review the Planning for the Central Waterfront (including the Tamar Site) on 3 April 2006 and the Administration's response. [Paper]

The Panel circulated to members the report of the Subcommittee to Review the Planning for the Central Waterfront (including the Tamar Site). [Report]

11.5.06 PLW denoting Planning, Lands and Works Panel The Panel met with deputations and the Administration to discuss the "Tamar Development Project".

Members noted the information paper provided by the Administration. [Paper]

After the meeting, the Panel circulated to members supplementary information provided by the Administration on Tamar Development Project. [Follow-up paper]

After the meeting, the Administration provided a copy of the illustrative concept for the new Central harbour-front. [Follow-up paper]

29.5.06 PWSC denoting Public Works Subcommittee PWSC endorsed the upgrading of the Tamar development project to Category A at an estimated cost of $5,168.9 million in money-of-the-day prices for the design and construction of the Central Government Complex, Legislative Council Complex, open space and associated facilities at Tamar. [Paper]
23.6.06 FC denoting Finance Committee FC approved the upgrading of the Tamar development project to Category A at an estimated cost of $5,168.9 million in money-of-the-day prices for the design and construction of the Central Government Complex, Legislative Council Complex, open space and associated facilities at Tamar. [Paper]
5.7.06 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Audrey EU Yuet-mee raised a question on the provisions of buildings at the new Central harbourfront. [Hansard, "page 50"]
12.7.06 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by Dr Hon KWOK Ka-ki on "Protecting the Harbour" was negatived. [Hansard, "page 181"]
20.9.06 PLW denoting Planning, Lands and Works Panel The Panel met with deputations and the Administration to discuss the planning issues relating to the reprovisioning of the Star Ferry Pier in Central including the proposed preservation of the building structure and clock tower of the existing Star Ferry Pier. [Minutes]

Members noted the information paper provided by the Administration. [Paper]

Motion moved by Hon Alan LEONG Kah-kit was passed - "That the Panel urges the Government to defer its plan to demolish the existing Star Ferry Pier and its clock tower in Central and to incorporate, upon extensive public consultation, the existing clock tower together with the relevant building structures into the future new development plan for the Central District, with a view to preserving, on a people-oriented basis, the historical traces that form part of the collective memory." [Paper]

After the meeting, the Administration provided a written response to the motion passed at the meeting. [Follow-up paper]

6.10.06 SUBC denoting Subcommittee to Review the Plan ning for the Central Waterfront (including the Tamar Site) Members were briefed on the study outline for the Central Reclamation Urban Design Study. [Paper]

Development to date presented in the background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Background brief]

A motion moved by Dr Hon KWOK Ka-ki was passed. [Minutes]

The Administration provided a response to the motion. [Follow-up paper]

14.11.06 PLW denoting Planning, Lands and Works Panel PLW Panel further discussed "Planning issues relating to the reprovisioning of the Star Ferry Pier in Central including the proposed preservation of the building structure and clock tower of the existing Star Ferry Pier". [Minutes]
13.12.06 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by Dr Hon Fernando CHEUNG Chiu-hung to how adjourn the Council meeting for the purpose of debating the issue of "Demolition of the clock tower at the Star Ferry Pier". [Hansard, "page 111"]
14.12.06 PLW denoting Planning, Lands and Works Panel The Panel met with the Administration to follow up the planning issues relating to the reprovisioning of the Star Ferry Pier in Central including the proposed preservation of the building structure and clock tower of the old Star Ferry Pier.

The Panel circulated to members a press release dated 12 December 2006 issued by the Administration on "AAB reaffirms no objection raised to Star Ferry Pier demolition plan in 2002". [Press release]

The Panel noted the Survey Report of Historical Buildings and Structures within the Project Area of the Central Reclamation Phase III. [Paper]

A motion moved by Dr Hon KWOK Ka-ki was passed - "That the Panel urges the Government to immediately suspend the demolition works of the Star Ferry Pier and expeditiously convene an experts meeting, so as to examine the various preservation options." [Paper]

After the meeting, the Administration provided a summary of the relevant paper and a summary of the discussion at the meeting of the Antiquities Advisory Board on 13 March 2002 at which the ways to handle the impact of the harbour reclamation at Central and Wan Chai on historical buildings were discussed. [Follow-up paper]

18.12.06 PLW denoting Planning, Lands and Works Panel The Panel met with experts, concern groups and the Administration to discuss the proposed preservation of the old Star Ferry Pier and related issues. [Minutes]
23.12.06 PRESS denoting Press Release The Chief Executive delivered a 《香港家書》 at Radio Television Hong Kong. [Press release]
23.1.07 PLW denoting Planning, Lands and Works Panel The Panel met with the Administration and deputations to discuss the planning arrangements for the existing Queen's Pier and the relics of the former Star Ferry Pier in Central. [Paper][Minutes]


24.1.07 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHOY So-yuk raised a question on demolition project for the old Star Ferry Pier Clock Tower. [Hansard, "page 92"]
27.3.07 PLW denoting Planning, Lands and Works Panel The Panel met with the Administration to discuss the arrangements for preservation of the Queen's Pier. [Paper][Minutes]
23.4.07 PLW denoting Planning, Lands and Works Panel The Panel met with the Administration to further discuss the arrangements for preservation of the Queen's Pier. [Paper][Minutes]
2.5.07 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by Hon Alan LEONG Kah-kit on conserving the Queen's Pier was negatived. [Hansard, "page 279"]
7.5.07 SUBC denoting Subcommittee to Review the Planning for the Central Waterfront (including the Tamar Site) Members discussed the planning issues relating to the Tamar development project.

Before the meeting, the Subcommittee circulated to members an information paper on "Coordination between Tamar Development Project and Central Waterfront Promenade" provided by the Administration. The Administration declined the Subcommittee's invitation to attend the meeting. [Paper][Motion]

The Subcommittee met with deputations and the Administration to discuss issues relating to the design and alignment of Road P2. A motion moved by Dr Hon KWOK Ka-ki was passed in relation to the issues. [Motion][Minutes]

Before the meeting, the Subcommittee circulated to members an information paper on "Functions and Layout of Road P2 in Central Reclamation Area" provided by the Administration. [Paper]

9.5.07 PWSC denoting Public Works Subcommittee PWSC considered a direct injection of a new item at an estimated cost of $50.0 million in money-of-the-day prices for the preservation of the Pier. The item was withdrawn by the Administration. [Paper]
23.5.07 PWSC denoting Public Works Subcommittee PWSC endorsed a direct injection of a new item at an estimated cost of $50.0 million in money-of-the-day prices for the preservation of the Pier. [Paper]
6.6.07 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LEE Wing-tat raised a question on the military dock in Central Reclamation Phase III. [Hansard, "page 49"]
12 & 15.6.07 FC denoting Finance Committee FC approved a direct injection of a new item at an estimated cost of $50.0 million in money-of-the-day prices for the preservation of the Pier. [Paper]
27.6.07 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon KWOK Ka-ki raised a question on the Urban Design Study for the New Central Harbourfront. [Hansard, "page 94"]
28.6.07 SUBC denoting Subcommittee to Review the Planning for the Central Waterfront (including the Tamar Site) The Subcommittee met with deputations and the Administration to discuss issues relating to the Urban Design Study for the New Central Harbourfront.

Members noted the information paper and presentation materials on "Urban Design Study for the New Central Harbourfront" provided by the Administration. [Paper][Paper]

24.7.07 PLW, SUBC denoting Planning, Lands and Works Panel and Subcommittee on Heritage Conservation Members were briefed on the implementation details for the preservation of the Queen's Pier. [Paper]

Development to date presented in the background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Background brief]

10.1.08 DEV denoting Development Panel Members were briefed on the latest development of the Tamar Development Project. [Paper]
22.4.08 DEV denoting Development Panel The Administration briefed members on the progress of the Urban Design Study for the New Central Harbourfront Stage 2 Public Engagement. [Paper]
25.11.08 DEV denoting Development Panel The Administration briefed the Panel on the financial proposal for the increase in approved project estimate for the Central Reclamation Phase III (CRIII) project. [Paper]

Development to date presented in the background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Background brief]

15.12.08 PWSC denoting Public Works Subcommittee PWSC endorsed a commitment to extend the scope of 343CL for implementing the Protection Works in the CRIII project and to increase the approved project estimate of 343CL from $3,561.5 million by $2,200 million to $5,761.5 million in MOD prices. [Paper]
9.1.09 FC denoting Finance Committee FC approved the commitment endorsed by PWSC on 15 December 2008. [Paper]
10.6.09 PWSC denoting Public Works Subcommittee PWSC endorsed a commitment to upgrade 579TH to Category A at an estimated cost of $28,104.6 million in money-of-the-day prices for the construction of the Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link. [Paper]
3.7.09 FC denoting Finance Committee FC approved the commitment endorsed by PWSC on 10 June 2009. [Paper]
9.11.09 SUBC denoting Subcommittee on Harbourfront Planning The Administration briefed the Subcommittee on the urban design framework for the new Central harbourfront. [Paper][Legislative Council Brief]
7.1.14 PWSC denoting Public Works Subcommittee PWSC endorsed a commitment to increase the approved project estimate for 579TH (Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link) by $7,934.3 million from $28,104.6 million to $36,038.9 million in money-of-the-day prices. [Paper]
24.1.14 FC denoting Finance Committee FC approved the commitment endorsed by PWSC on 7 January 2014. [Paper]
27.5.14 DEV denoting Development Panel The Administration briefed members on its proposal to upgrade "PWP Item No. 347WF -- Reprovisioning of Harcourt Road fresh water pumping station" to Category A at an estimated cost of $742.5 million in money-of-the-day prices for the reprovisioning of the Harcourt Road fresh water pumping station. [Paper]
2.11.16 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Tanya CHAN raised a question on development of Site 3 of the new Central harbourfront. [Hansard, "page 32"]
22.2.17 CQ denoting Council Question Hon HUI Chi-fung raised a question on opening the area of a military dock as part of the Central promenade for public use. [Hansard, "page 17"]
4.7.18 CQ denoting Council Question Hon YIU Si-wing raised a question on harbourfront enhancement. [Hansard, "page 50"]


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