|| Central Future
How do you think our future should look like?
“All About Central Reclamation Phase III” is a booklet published by the Government in order to explain to the public the purpose of reclamation.Will the future of Central the same with what is described in this booklet? Society for Protection of the Harbour have done some examination and discover that it is not the case.
1) At present
2) Government proposal
3) Society for Protection of the Harbour proposal
The scenery in front of IFC at Central right now.
The Government is planning to build many commercial buildings in front of the IFC after reclamation, the open area will no longer exist. Central will become like another Eastern Tsim Sha Tsui.
Hong Kong lack of a large central garden for long, this is the last chance for us to fight for it.
The scenery in front of the City Hall at Central right now.
The so-called ‘green promenade’ is build on the top of a ‘groundscraper’.
If we want a nice green promenade along the water-front, we have to express our will to the Government.
The scenery along the pavement beside the City Hall at Central right now.
The scenery along the pavement beside the Central City Hall will be blocked by a series of buildings.
If based on the concept that pedestrains should have the first priority to use the land, will this proposal in front of you meet the public need better?
Land use of the Central reclamation - Comparing the Government proposal and the truth
The theme of the offical Government booklet “All About Central Reclamation Phase III” is “returning the Harbour to the people”. Inside it, the Central after reclamation is depicted not according to the scale (Picture on left hand side – Government proposal). This mislead the public to think that they will have a park or promenade to enjoy the harbour，but the truth is there will be a ‘Groundscraper’ as long as 420 metres lying along the harbour-front (Picture on right hand side – the true version).
The Central District (Extension) Outline Zoning Plan No. S/H24/6 Showing the Extent of the CRIII Reclamation
The Pros and Cons on Government's OZP and SPH Proposal