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爭議：薄扶林圖書館的臨時選址 vs 永久選址
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Wah Fu Estate redevelopment
The first phase of the redevelopment of Wah Fu Estate is the construction of five additional public housing sites near Wah Fu to decant the existing residents. Site formation works began in 2021 along Victoria Road and Pok Fu Lam Road. It is expected that the majority of Wah Fu Estate residents will have moved over by 2031. Next, the existing Wah Fu Estate will be redeveloped. A net increase of 35,000 residents is expected in the area by 2041-44. The new MTR line from Wong Chuk Hang, via Aberdeen, Tin Wan, Wah Fu, Cyberport and Queen Mary Hospital to HKU is expected to open at the same time.
LCSD will relocate Pok Fu Lam library to Kai Lung Wan North
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) has decided to relocate the Pok Fu Lam Library (currently in Wah Chun House) to Kai Lung Wan North ahead of the demolition of Wah Fu. See district council paper here.
The dispute: Temporary vs permanent location of the Pok Fu Lam library
In LCSD's point of view, Ka Lung Wan North will be the new permanent location for the library. We disagree. While we do not object moving the library temporarily up the mountain and across Pok Fu Lam Road, once the Wah Fu MTR station is built the library must move back to the heart of Wah Fu at or near the new station. Doing so will benefit the greatest number of people.
Kai Lung Wan North is the wrong location for a public library
LCSD's decision to move the Pok Fu Lam library permanently Kai Lung Wan is wrong. First, it does not take into account the population distribution beyond 2040. By 2040, Kai Lung Wan, where the new library will be situated, only houses 5,610 residential units. In contrast, the redeveloped Wah Fu estate, the new decanting sites and the Wah Kwai area will house a total of 20,968 units. Second, Kai Lung Wan North is hard to reach for most residents in the vicinity. It lies up the mountain above Pok Fu Lam Road.
Locate the Pok Fu Lam library at the future centre of Wah Fu
Moving the library to Kai Lun Wan North should only be temporary while redevelopment of Wah Fu proceeds. Government should set out clearly now, that the future permanent location of the Pok Fu Lam Library will be at the heart of Wah Fu near or on top of the MTR station. In that location, the library can offer convenient services to the majority of the residents of Pokfulam, Wah Fu and Wah Kwai.
Support the call for locating the Pok Fu Lam library at the future Wah Fu Station
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Earlier this year, remains of an old section of Pok Fu Lam road was discovered at the construction site for a new public housing block above Victoria Road next to St Paul's College Primary School. Retaining walls became visible when the Civil Engineering and Development Department cleared vegetation as part of site formation. Government halted the works and conducted a Heritage Impact Study. Only small sections of the original retaining walls were found under new retaining walls built on top. The study concludes that it is not feasible to retain these without major changes to the proposed development. The study proposes to salvage some of the stones and "incorporate an interpretation of the Old Pok Fu Lam Road at future housing site, if possible". We have expressed our disappointment with the lack of a specific commitment as it left for the Housing Department to consider the proposals. Click here for the full report including pictures and history of the old Pok Fu Lam Road.
Wah Fu estate Redevelopment stage 1 Community Liaison Group newsletter - issue 1 華富邨重建第一期：社區聯絡小組第一期通訊
The first stage of Wah Fu Estate redevelopment is to build five public housing sites (link) to be able to decant the residents from the old buildings. The Civil Engineering and Development Department has started on site formation works. Once completed, the Housing Department will start construction in 2024. The first batch of housing blocks will be completed in 2027/2028. The focus of our meetings and site visits with CEDD was to meet their contractor and to identify measures to minimise the impact on traffic flow along Victoria Road.
Phase 1 第一期： 2027
Phase 2 第二期： 2031
Phase 3 第三期： 2040
The funding was approved by the Legislative Council earlier this month for the five new sites (red lines). Site formation and infrastructure works are expected to start end of 2020. The five sites will provide a total of 8900 residential units for decanting the residents from Wah Fu in 2026. The redevelopment of Wah Fu itself (orange line) including the construction of the MTR can then start.
The Executive Council has approved the road and site formation works for the five decanting sites for Wah Fu based on a Traffic Impact Assessment for the year 2027. As a next step, we will urge Government to commence a Traffic Study for Pokfulam review the conditions and traffic demands by 2035. Doing so will ensure that timely enhancements are made to match the full impact of the Wah Fu redevelopment (add 35,000 people) and the expansion of Cyberport, HKU and Queen Mary.
Over 500 residents made submissions to the Town Planning Board and under the Road Works Ordinance. We are pushing for improvement of the junction of Victoria Road and Pok Fu Lam Road, widening of Victoria Road near Wah Chui Street, and additional goods vehicle parking to get rid of the illegal parking.
Our request for a grade separated junction at Pok Fu Lam Road and Victoria Road is still alive after we proved technical errors with the proposed design.
We are petitioning government to widen Victoria Road between the developments just north of St. Paul’s College Primary School. Building right up to the two site boundaries would forever restrict Victoria Road to two lanes and result in unresolvable congestion during the morning peak.
The Town Planning Board held meetings in May and June 2018 to hear the views of residents, after which they approved the plans for the new developments with various conditions.
We will continue to press for improvements through the District Council, and through direct communications with the Housing Authority and the Civil Engineering and Development Department. The work is expected to start in 2020 and will be completed in 2025.
While we support an increase in public housing, there are significant concerns over the planning for the extension of Wah Fu. We have consolidated the comments and created an online petition to the Town Planning Board.
The online petition below is now closed.
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Wah Fu Estate Redevelopment Information leaflet - February 2017
華富邨重建計劃通訊文件 - 2017年2月
The Housing Authority advised this week that a revised master plan for Wah Fu and the extension up the hill towards Chi Fu will be made available in June. They are taking into account concerns expressed by the community. The intention is to update the Pokfulam Outline Zoning Plan before the end of 2017. In the meantime we will ask the Transport and Housing Bureau to redesign the Pok Fu Lam Road/Victoria Road junction to cope with the future increased traffic flow. We will keep you posted with updates when available.
Wah Fu Estate Redevelopment Information leaflet - September 2016
華富邨重建計劃通訊文件 - 2016年9月
The Housing Authority has released new information on their plans for the Wah Fu Estate redevelopment. They have reduced the footprint near Chi Fu. 8,900 units will be built on five sites. Residents from Wah Fu will be transferred to the new sites so that the old estate can be redeveloped starting 2024. I have raised questions over the capacity of the Pok Fu Lam Road/ Victoria Road junction, the timing of the new MTR, and requested better visuals so that Pokfulam residents can better understand the impacts.
Queen Mary Hospital
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Wah Fu Estate