Works have started on a small park and a pick up/drop off area for the cemetery near Consort Rise. Highways Department is expected to finish their work in the first quarter of 2019, after which LCSD will add the park.
A 38-year-old father accidentally slipped down the cliff and died last weekend (news link - Chinese only). Please note that the crossing over the waterfall is unsafe during rainy season as it is prone to flashfloods. Please note my column on this in AM730. You can support my call for a proper footbridge for a safe pedestrian crossing – click here.
We thank our Pokfulam’s ‘Smoky Vessel Spotters’ who sent us a 3-minute video of a container vessel emitting dark smoke continuously on 1 March 2017 at East Lamma Channel. This evidence is now used by the Marine Department to prosecute the vessel owner/operator. With your videos we can stop smoky vessels for everyone’s benefit!!
The Environmental Impact Assessment report is now available for public inspection here. The helipad will be operational in 2024 for emergencies and the expectation is one to two flights a day. You can let me have your comments via email@example.com or you can submit your comments directly to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 4 March 2017.
瑪麗醫院新醫院大樓天台直升機坪的環境影響評估報告現已供市民供市民查閱。預計直升機坪會於2024年啓用及每日平均處理一至兩班直升機。。公眾諮詢的截止日期為2017年3月4日，請歡迎於限期前電郵我們 email@example.com 發表意見，你亦直接向環保署發表意見：firstname.lastname@example.org。
[6 December 2016]
Thank you for taking part in the survey, we have received over 600 responses. We have passed the survey results to the consultant for their analysis.
[22 November 2016]
Cyberport has commissioned a consultancy study into the tenant mix and need for structural changes. To gather shoppers' views, Knight Frank will be conducting surveys at the shopping mall. You can submit your views online:
The survey has over 30 questions. Use this opportunity to express your views on our local shopping mall. Deadline is 6 December 2016.
The Chicago Booth - Hong Kong Campus (Ex-Victoria Detention Centre) 芝加哥大學布斯商學院香港校舍 - (前域多利道扣押中心（白屋）)
Expected project completion date: First half of 2018
The current legislation says it is an offence for any vessel to emit dark smoke which is as dark as, or darker than, Shade 2 on the Ringelmann Chart for 3 minutes or more continuously at any one time.
For ringelmann chart, you may refer to: www.mardep.gov.hk/en/publication/materials/pdf/darksmoke.pdf
To be a smoky vessel spotter, we suggest the following:
跟據法例，如在香港水域內任何本地船隻如排放的黑煙與力高文圖表上的2號陰暗色同等深色或 較之更深色，任何一次持續3 分鐘或以上，即屬犯罪。
Presentation at Legco 2014 立法會發言
意見調查日期 Survey period
9/3/2016 - 18/3/2016
1,032 responses were received. 期間共收到1,032份回覆。
Thank you for participating in our survey on the use of the vacant site at Sandy Bay.
The 1,032 responses showing a 98% support for recreational uses of the site helped curtail the CEDD on 21 March 2016 in the District Council.
The District Council’s decision was to support the long-term use of the site by HKU for recreational uses.
However, as HKU has yet to formalize its applications CEDD will be granted the use of the site for a maximum of 2 years (instead of the 4 applied for).
The CEDD will use the site to support the installation of 26 lifts (universal access) at various footbridges. It was argued that their land application was received well before HKU submitted an expression of interest. It was noted that associated traffic will be limited. CEDD was urged to take every possible mitigation measure, and avoid community complaints over the use.
My office will remind HKU that it is now important that they firm up their land allocation application, including obtaining policy support from the Education Bureau.
The District Council has asked for a review of the use of the site in 21 months.
On 21 March 2016, the Southern District Council will discuss the short term use of a vacant site at Sandy Bay.
The Civil Engineering and Development Department (Universal Accessibility Programme) has submitted an application to use the site for storage and offices for a minimum of 4 years.
At the same time, HKU has submitted an application to use the land for an Outdoor Sports and Adventure Education Centre.
Which one do you support?
Let us know by completing the simple survey. The results will be presented to Government.
Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VKLQBV5
Thank you for your input. We have made the following submission to the Town Planning Board on 8 April 2015, together with the survey results and individual comments.
The Chicago University will build an education facility at the Jubilee Battery heritage site along Victoria Road. They plan to redevelop the mess building and quarters which were more recently used as the Victoria Road Detention Centre. The Town Planning Board is reviewing the planning application (A/H1/98): http://www.info.gov.hk/tpb/en/plan_application/A_H1_98.html
You may have views on the project. Let us know via our online poll. One question is whether the long white wall with barbed wire along Victoria Road should be retained as a heritage feature, or whether it should be removed to give people sight of the buildings and the sea beyond?
We will submit the findings of our online poll to the Town Planning Board before the deadline (April 8).
After escalating concerns over parking at the cinema and supermarket to the Board of Cyberport, we have been informed as follows: