CONNECTING HONG KONG’S HARBOURFRONT
Is Hong Kong one step closer to a ‘HarbourLoop’?
Hong Kong is set to amend the law protecting Victoria Harbour from major reclamation projects, seen as an act of cutting the red tape surrounding harbourfront enhancement.
The South China Morning Post recently reported the Secretary for Development’s comments that the protection law would be amended to introduce a simple mechanism for handling small-scale reclamation related to harbourfront improvements, such as piers and boardwalks. Beyond this, the government noted there was no intention of further reclaiming the harbour for land production.
“Victoria Harbour is the jewel of Hong Kong. We strongly believe by connecting the harbourfront and making it easily accessible to the public and neighbouring waterfront districts that the community and environment will greatly benefit. Creating a connected walkable pathway delivers a zero-carbon mobility network for Hong Kong while also improving the public realm and activated amenities along the city’s most famous natural asset,” said David Buffonge, Co Founder & Executive Director of Lead8.