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Old September 26th, 2014, 09:07 AM   #881
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New round of talks on harbor body under way
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Friday, September 26, 2014

A second round of public consultation was launched for the establishment of the Harbourfront Authority yesterday.

"Despite the way we try to deliver on our harbourfront at the moment, we need a major reform," said Harbourfront Commission chairman Nicholas Brooke. "We could and we should and we all want to do it better. We've now drawn out a detailed proposal setting out the framework for the future authority."

The consultation will last three months until December 24.

Brooke said the commission realized it would not be feasible for the proposed authority to take up and manage the entire 73-kilometer Victoria harborfront at the outset.

He said the commission and the Development Bureau agreed to propose that the authority should start modestly and conservatively.

"Upon the establishment of the authority, priority should be given to sites that are ready for development," Brooke said. "The government can consider allocating to it newly reclaimed land or sites primarily zoned as open space that are available for development in phases over the next five to 10 years."

Proposed sites include the harborfronts at Central, Wan Chai to North Point, Quarry Bay, Kwun Tong and Hung Hom.

A fund would be set up that is roughly sufficient to cover the capital costs for the development of designated sites.

"The authority may seek Legislative Council approval to draw resources from the dedicated fund when a project is ready for implementation," he said.

Chairman of the commission's core group Vincent Ng Wing- shun said the authority should have major functions, including governance and management, advisory, advocacy and executive. The first phrase of public consultation was conducted from October last year to January.
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Old September 27th, 2014, 10:06 AM   #882
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Great place to enjoy HK Skyline on the ferris wheel!how tall is it?
around 60m
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Old October 8th, 2014, 05:22 PM   #883
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Old October 10th, 2014, 04:38 AM   #884
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 08:29 PM   #886
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Old November 20th, 2014, 08:35 PM   #887
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World-class vision for harbor outlined
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hong Kong has the opportunity to not only have a world-class waterfront, but also be a world leader, the chairman of the advisory Harbourfront Commission said.

Nicholas Brooke was speaking to The Standard from Sydney, where he was invited to attend an international summit on the urban renewal of a A$25 billion (HK$167.5 billion) harborfront precinct in the Australian city.

"Hong Kong can really stand out from the crowd. I don't believe Hong Kong should be like Singapore or Sydney. We want to have our own experiences and attractions to make our harborfront unique," he added.

Improving food and beverage options such as restaurants, bars and cafes along the harborfront is a priority.

The choices along the waterfront are quite appalling, Brooke said. "The waterfront lends itself to people enjoying a drink, having a meal or having a coffee. Every waterfront in the world has a strong food and beverage offering."
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Old November 21st, 2014, 07:42 AM   #888
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That is a valid point , generally speaking if I want to enjoy a beer harbor side I need to find a 7/11 then take away. Few things are better than a nighttime view of HK island.
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Old December 7th, 2014, 05:22 AM   #889
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Theres a new big wheel in town
6 December 2014
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Some 40 tourists and local residents queued at 5pm yesterday to be among the first to ride the long awaited harbourfront Ferris wheel.

Wheel operator Swiss AEX originally said the Hong Kong Observation Wheel would open in September, more than a year into its three-year tenancy to run the attraction next to the Central ferry piers.

Safety is the number one priority of the Hong Kong Observation Wheel, and the best things in life are always worth waiting for, and we are proud to say we have now received every necessary licence and permit, said Timothy Peirson-Smith, spokesman for Swiss AEX.

Passengers ride the 60-metre-high wheel in 42 gondolas, each holding eight people. Tickets are HK$100 for adults.

Prices for a VIP glass gondola have yet to be confirmed.

Swiss AEX has been criticised for leaving the site vacant for so long without signs of construction, and rival bidders have questioned why the government had turned down their higher offers.

The company was awarded a three-year lease by the Lands Department at a monthly rent of HK$850,000.

A ride lasts up to 20 minutes, and operators expect to carry one million passengers a year.
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 08:01 PM   #891
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Wan Chai?
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Old February 11th, 2015, 02:03 PM   #894
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Wan Chai?
Yes, and you can see the new Star Ferry terminal on the right.
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Old February 14th, 2015, 07:56 AM   #895
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When will the waterfront project be completed?
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When will the waterfront project be completed?
http://www.devb.gov.hk/reclamation/e...ect/index.html

For this section - 2017.
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Me too. Also, I wonder is there any other 200+m projects in Tsim Sha Tsui (core or East) like Hanoi Road.
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 08:44 PM   #898
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I am going to assume that once completed the promenade will link directly to the hinderland via a system of pedistrian subways and elevated walkways ?
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I am going to assume that once completed the promenade will link directly to the hinderland via a system of pedistrian subways and elevated walkways ?
I think they can do at-grade crossings rather than bridges and tunnels.
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I think they can do at-grade crossings rather than bridges and tunnels.
They don't tend to do things in half measures there. I would expect a combination of all three.

The proposal was an extension of the existing elevated walkways in Wanchai and Causeway Bay to the promenade once complete.

Obviously that is subject to change.
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