Table of Contents

1.     Introduction

2.     Study Objectives and Study Area Boundary

2.1      Study Objectives

2.2      Study Area Boundary

3.     Approach, Methodology and Work Programme

3.1      Study Approach

3.2      Study Methodology by Tasks

3.3      Work Programme

4.     Public Participation Strategy and Release of Study Findings to the Public

4.1      Public Participation Strategy and Programme

4.2      Release of Study Findings, Proposals and Consultation Materials to the Public through Website

5.     Study Management and Staffing Structure

5.1      Staff Organisation

5.2      Key Staff and Their Responsibilities

 

Appendices

Appendix 1    Website Structure and Contents

Appendix 2    Study Brief

 


1                                   introduction

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1.1                             Purpose

1.1.1                        In July 2004 Planning Department commissioned the City Planning – Maunsell Joint Venture to conduct Agreement No: CE 4/2004 (TP) South East Kowloon Development Comprehensive Planning and Engineering Review Stage 1: Planning Review (the Study).  The Joint Venture is formed by City Planning Consultants Ltd. (CPC) and Maunsell Consultants Asia Ltd. (MCAL).

1.1.2                        The present Planning Review covers Stage 1 of the South East Kowloon Development Comprehensive Planning and Engineering Review.  Following the Planning Review, Stage 2 Engineering Review will undertake engineering feasibility studies and EIA studies to confirm a Recommended Outline Development Plan.  It will be followed by Stage 3 Statutory Planning Process, which will cover the Outline Zoning Plan amendment procedures.

1.1.3                        The purpose of this Inception Report is to set out the objectives, approach, methodology, working programme and study team of the present Study.  More detailed study requirements are set out in the Study Brief under the Appendix 1.

 

1.2                             Report Structure

1.2.1                        Chapter 2 outlines the study objectives and Study Area boundary.

1.2.2                        Chapter 3 discusses the study approach, methodology by tasks and the proposed work programme.

1.2.3                        Chapter 4 discusses the public consultation strategy and programme, and the release of study materials to the public through the website.

1.2.4                        Chapter 5 presents the study management and staff organization, key staff involved and their responsibilities.

1.3                             Study Title

1.3.1 The Study title “South East Kowloon Development Comprehensive Planning and Engineering Review Stage 1: Planning Review” will be maintained for contractual purpose.  To streamline the description in the Study, a shorter title “ Kai Tak Planning Review” will be adopted.

 


2                                   study objectives and study area boundary

 

2.1                             Study Objectives

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2.1.1                        Overall Objective

2.1.1.1                  The Protection of the Harbour Ordinance, according to the Judgment of the Court of Final Appeal on the draft Wan Chai North Outline Zoning Plan (OZP) handed down in January 2004, establishes a presumption against reclamation, which can only be rebutted by establishing an overriding public need for reclamation.  The major objective of the present Study therefore is to conduct a comprehensive planning review of the South East Kowloon Development (SEKD) in view of this latest legal interpretation.

2.1.1.2                  The Study should start from a “no-reclamation” scenario, unless the project proponents can satisfy themselves that there is an overriding public need in the project, with main goal to formulate a new development concept for the ex-Kai Tak Airport site to guide its redevelopment.

2.1.1.3                  The specific objectives are provided in the following sections.

2.1.2                        Planning

2.1.2.1                  In 1999 the Town Planning Board endorsed the Vision Statement for Victoria Harbour.  In 2003 the Planning Study on the Harbour and its Waterfront Areas (Harbour Study) presented a comprehensive planning framework for the Harbour. Today public aspiration to cherish our Harbour and harbourfront potential is ever high.  In light of this background, this Study should take a pro-active approach to review the planning principles, vision and concept for the SEKD, in particular in terms of capturing the potential of the Harbour as a special asset and a natural heritage of Hong Kong people.

2.1.2.2                  The Study should formulate a minimum of three Outline Concept Plans (OCPs) and, upon public consultation, a Preliminary Outline Development Plan (PODP).  In its planning process, it should uphold the “presumption against reclamation” principle and should take into account the latest situations, including the need of the specific development proposals for the area, the latest plan on transport infrastructure and the latest sectoral district-/territory-wide demand (e.g. housing and schools).

2.1.2.3                  In planning SEKD, special emphasis should be placed on opening the harbourfront for public enjoyment.  To take forward the visions of the Harbour Study, the leisure, recreation and tourism potential of the waterfront will be carefully explored.

2.1.2.4                  In view of the vast size of the site and the long development programme, the Study aims to devise a flexible land use framework that would allow appropriate modification during the implementation stage.

2.1.3                        Urban Design and Landscape

2.1.3.1                  This Study will formulate an Urban Design and Landscape Master Plan for SEKD.  The objective is to formulate strong vision and themes of urban design and landscaping for the area and to establish the waterfront as a focal point for public activities. 

2.1.3.2                  As established in the Urban Design Guidelines for Hong Kong, the waterfront is important for its recreational potential and edge condition.  This is particularly true for Victoria Harbour which is the “Front Elevation of Hong Kong”. The present Study should therefore seek to enhance the SEKD waterfront in terms of functional diversity, coastline configuration, building form, height profile, visual penetration and legibility, connections, activities distribution and greenery network.

2.1.4                        Transport, Engineering and Environment

2.1.4.1                  This Study should take into full consideration the transport, engineering and environmental constraints and opportunities of the SEKD in formulating its development concept and plan.  Special emphasis should be placed on the concentration of strategic transport and engineering infrastructure, the water quality of the Kai Tak Channel, and the connection and interface of the SEKD with its vicinity. 

2.1.4.2                  Innovative ideas, including environmental friendly transportation (EFT) and possible introduction of water canal and other water bodies to increase water space, should be explored.

2.1.4.3                  The Study should also confirm the broad technical feasibility and sustainability of the PODP before it can be finalised for Stage 2 Engineering Review.

2.1.4.4                  Subject to confirmation of relevant bureaux / departments, the revised planning framework will also explore the incorporation of relevant environmental friendly initiatives proposed in the previous SEKD studies such as District Cooling Scheme, Automated Refuse Collection System, etc.

2.1.5                        Public Participation and Implementation

2.1.5.1                  Past experiences have shown how potential diverse views may seriously impact our harbour planning.  It is therefore the key objective of the Study to build public consensus on the study proposals, both in terms of consultation with the various committees including HEC and directly with the public and stakeholders. 

2.1.5.2                  The society is changing fast.  The various proposals in SEKD have different degrees of certainty and urgency.  This Study should seek to enhance the flexibility in our planning and development framework, including the exploration of the mixed-use development concept.

 

2.2                             Study Area Boundary

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2.2.1                        Overall Study Area Boundary

2.2.1.1                  The Study Brief has set out the overall Study Area boundary as shown in Figure 2.1, which basically follows the coverage of the Kai Tak Outline Zoning Plans.  Upon a broadbrush review of the overall Study Area Boundary based on the available information so far, we do not envisage the need to change the boundary at this stage.  For clarification, the Study Area Boundary includes Marine Department’s ASDE Radar located in the ex-GFS site, the Eastern Quarantine and Immigration Anchorage (EQIA) and Government Mooring Buoy No. A39.

2.2.2                        Area of Interface

2.2.2.1                  The overall Study Area aside, the present Study should examine the relevant interface and connectivity issues in relation to the surrounding areas.  They form the Area of Interface, which covers Hung Hom, To Kwa Wan, Ma Tau Kok, Kowloon City, San Po Kong, Kowloon Bay, Kwun Tong and Cha Kwo Ling areas (Figure 2.1).

2.2.3                        Boundaries for Preliminary Technical Assessments

2.2.3.1                  The traffic model will cover most of the Kowloon area, extending from West Kowloon Reclamation at the west to Yau Tong at the east (Figure 2.2).

2.2.3.2                  Area of technical assessments for drainage, sewerage and water supply is shown in Figure 2.3.  The drainage catchment boundary includes the upland runoff from Lion Rock, Tsz Wan Shan and Kowloon Peak.

2.2.3.3                  The boundary for the broad landscape impact assessment will be extended to cover around 500m beyond the overall Study Area Boundary on the landward side (Figure 2.4).  The boundary for the broad visual impact assessment will be extended to the ridgeline to the north and to the northern waterfront of Hong Kong Island to the south (Figure 2.4). 

2.2.3.4          The air quality impact assessment would cover 500m from the study area boundary.

2.2.3.5         The other preliminary technical assessments will generally follow the overall Study Area Boundary.

 

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Figure 2.1 Study Area and Area of Interface

 

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Figure 2.2 Traffic Model Coverage

 

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Figure 2.3 Study Area and Relevant Infrastructure for Technical Assessments for Drainage, Sewage and Water Supply

 

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Figure 2.4 Boundary for Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment

 


3                                   approach, methodology and work programme

 

3.1                             Study Approach

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3.1.1                        Planning of the Kai Tak Site since 1991 has represented a gradual but far-reaching paradigm change in planning for Hong Kong.  It earmarks the swing from a growth-oriented to a restructuring-oriented planning approach, a land-focused to a harbour-focused development pattern, and an opinion gathering to a consensus building study process.  In view of the long planning history of the Study Area, the Study is also required to accommodate/interface with a number of ongoing/planned projects e.g. Shatin Central Link (SCL) and Route 6.  As the planning contexts change rapidly, there is a further demand to provide flexibility for the future developments of the area.

3.1.2                        To face these challenges, the overall approach of the present Study will have four emphases as follows:

3.1.3                        No Reclamation Basis – In line with the Judgement of the Court of Final Appeal on the draft Wan Chai North OZP, the Study will start from a “no reclamation” scenario.  Before pursuing any proposals involving reclamation, it should be ensured that the proposals could pass the “overriding public need” test.  In this regards, the consultants will seek the confirmation from the concerned bureaux/departments.  It is understood that in the process legal advice would be sought.

3.1.4                        Multidisciplinary Effort – Multidisciplinary expertise will have to be employed/solicited to address the wide-ranging concerns/issues involved, in particular the potential use of the water and waterfront, the urban design and landscaping of the area, the integration with the surrounding districts and the requirements of specific proposals e.g. cruise terminal and heliport.

3.1.5                        Public Participation – Active participation of the public and systematic dialogue with the stakeholders are essential to achieve consensus building and to ensure that the preferred scheme is both agreeable and amenable to implementation.

3.1.6                        Scheme Robustness To meet the challenge of uncertainties, the Study will strive to develop a more flexible planning and development framework from the concept formulation stage.  The key development features (e.g. cruise terminal, stadium) will be packaged with associated development components to form rather independent development clusters to facilitate early implementation.  Alternative/temporary uses of uncertain infrastructure sites (e.g. SCL depot) will also be explored if appropriate.  The potential for mixed-use developments to enhance flexibility will also be explored.

3.1.7                        The Assignment will be undertaken in three distinct phases. The Inception Phase covers Stage 1 Public Participation setting the agenda for the Study. It includes presentation of the study approach and planning objectives, collection of public views and aspirations. This useful information will be consolidated forming the basis for development of OCP.

3.1.8                        Figure 3.1 shows the overall methodology flow chart for the Study.  It comprises four phases.  During the Inception Phase, we will review the study scope and approach, taking into active consideration the comments from the public in Stage 1 Public Participation.  The Review Phase will review the current proposals for SEKD, including Comprehensive Feasibility Study for the Revised Scheme of South East Kowloon Development (SEKD CFS), Kai Tak OZPs, strategic planning proposals, e.g. Hong Kong 2030, and their updates, alternative development concepts initiated by the community and public views received at the Stage 1 Public Participation with a view to establishing a list of the main development components and essential infrastructure projects as input to the Study. It will also formulate options of OCP on the basis of “no reclamation” development scenario that incorporates the identified development and infrastructure projects.  The options of OCP will be presented to stakeholders at the Stage 2 Public Participation.

3.1.9                        The Plan Preparation Phase will be evaluation of the OCP taking into account the public comments received. A draft PODP will be prepared with full support of an Urban Design and Landscape Master Plan for the Study Area.  Stage 3 Public Participation will present the draft PODP to solicit comments from the public.  In parallel, broad technical assessments will be carried out on the PODP confirming its broad engineering and environmental feasibility.  During the Recommendations Phase, the final PODP will be presented in the Final Report for endorsement by the Administration before proceeding to the Stage 2 Engineering Review.

 

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Figure 3.1 Overall Methodology Flow Chart

 

3.2                             Study Methodology by Tasks

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3.2.1                        Inception Phase

3.2.1.1                  Project Inception (Output to Inception Report)

3.2.1.1.1             We will plan the overall approach, methodology, programme and staffing for the present Study, including the development of the public participation strategy.

3.2.1.2                  Stage 1 Public Participation

3.2.1.2.1             The objective of the Stage 1 Public Participation is to engage the public at the very beginning of the Study.  We will solicit the views of the public on the scope and approach of the Study, and their vision and aspiration for the Study Area.

3.2.2                        Review Phase

3.2.2.1                  Baseline Review (Output to TR1)

3.2.2.1.1             We will start the Study Process by reviewing the development vision and planning principles for the Study Area.  With the reduced development area under the “no-reclamation” development scenario, a comprehensive review on the development constraints and design opportunities involved will be carried out.  The development threshold will be updated with respect to the latest transport and infrastructure provision.  The exact development requirements and parameters involved will be subject to critical re-investigation in consultation with the bureaux and departments concerned.  The major elements for review are highlighted as follows:

3.2.2.1.2             Planning, Urban Design and Landscape – We will examine the existing site contexts and planning contexts, and will review the planning and design initiatives of the Government and previous studies such as Hong Kong 2030, SEKD CFS, Kai Tak OZPs, Further Urban Design Study for Planning and Development of South East Kowloon (FUDS) and the greening policy of the Government.  Particular attention will be paid to the potential to create a vibrant and elegant waterfront, to establish a relaxing water-based leisure area for the public, and to integrate SEKD with the surrounding districts.    Constraints such as land availability and the existing developments along the waterfront will also be examined.  It will also examine the preservation and enhancement of heritage assets.  The public views and aspiration as revealed in the Stage 1 Public Participation will also be incorporated.  We will liaise with PlanD, Lands D, BD and other relevant bureaux/ departments in planning the mixed land use development in Kai Tak site.

3.2.2.1.3             Engineering – We will liaise with CEDD, DSD, HyD, MD, TD, WSD, EMSD, KCRC, ETWB and other relevant bureaux/ government departments to collect the necessary information and develop an inventory of the existing and planned infrastructure facilities.  With the ‘no reclamation’ scenario as the base case, the proposed development scale will be dramatically reduced and the proposed infrastructure should be critically reviewed.  A Value Management (VM) Study will be conducted to gauge clearly stakeholders’ needs and development requirements and function clarification leading to an improved project definition, and identification of alternative solutions and plans.

3.2.2.1.4             Drainage & Sewerage – We will critically review the need for the proposed drainage upgrading with a view to minimising the scale of drainage improvements and its constraints on land uses.  The capacities of the existing To Kwa Wan Sewage Treatment Work (STW) and Kwun Tong STW will be reviewed and their constraints on the land use planning will be identified. EPD and DSD will  be consulted in the study process.

3.2.2.1.5             Traffic & Highways – Considering the lower territorial traffic demand, the capacity needs for Central Kowloon Route (CKR), T2, and Western Coast Road (WCR) will be reviewed critically in consultation with TD and ETWB.  CEDD and HyD will provide the alignment and profile of CKR and T2 without reclamation for further investigation under this Assignment.  Preliminary feasibility and cost effectiveness of the immersed tunnel alignment for CKR and Road T2 will be assessed and constraints will be identified.  Furthermore, the connection of the Kai Tak Site with CBD in Hong Kong Island will be examined to explore  Hong Kong 2030’s initiative for the transformation of East Kowloon into business centre.  Local pedestrian and vehicular linkages with hinterland will be reviewed and innovative ideas will be explored to strengthen these important links.  Opportunity for leisure cycling will also be explored. 

3.2.2.1.6             Cruise Terminal – Previous proposal for the Cruise Terminal will be critically reviewed against the “overriding public need test” for reclamation. The proposed quay deck option and the alternative “no reclamation” options such as conversion of existing shoreline for cruise berthing will be examined with a view to achieving early commissioning of the Cruise Terminal by 2009  C for Tourism will be consulted on the tourism component, terminal facilities, implementation framework as well as expansion requirements.

3.2.2.1.7             Helicopter Service – The flight path requirement for helicopter will affect the location of the heliport and the Cruise Terminal.  Details of the requirements will be consulted with Civil Aviation Department, as well as EPD on the environmental standards.

3.2.2.1.8             Environmental Review – Previous EIAs and findings for KTAC sediment contamination and treatment proposals will be critically reviewed. Other environmental requirements and mitigation measures will be examined taking into the account the reduced development scale and revised infrastructure proposal.

3.2.2.1.9             Confirmation from relevant bureaux/departments will be sought on the management and maintenance responsibilities of the proposed development, infrastructure and transport facilities, G/IC and open space facilities and in particular, the environmentally friendly initiatives such as Common Utility Enclosure, District Cooling System, Automated Refuse Collection System, etc.  As an alternative to the Common Utility Enclosure, the town plan should allow the flexibility to accommodate alternative ways of providing the underground utilities.

3.2.2.2                  Outline Concept Plan (OCP) (Output to TR2)

3.2.2.2.1             With the information gathered in the baseline review, we will prepare at least 3 options of OCP presenting different land use and urban design themes.  The early phase of the environmental assessment would provide input to the preparation of the Baseline Review and OCP, with focus on avoidance and minimization of environmental impact.  Thorough analysis of the considerations involved in generating the OCPs will also be provided.  In developing the OCP, the development concepts/schemes submitted by the community and other private initiatives on the SEKD will be taken into consideration.

3.2.2.2.2             The study team will examine the “no reclamation” scenario” in the OCP.  It will also study the suitability and legality of any reclamation, including reclaiming the Kai Tak Approach Channel (KTAC) on environmental ground.  Ways for cleaning the channel without reclamation should also be examined. 

3.2.2.2.3             In urban design and landscape terms, we will pay particular effort to look into the environmentally-friendly and greening initiatives including enhancing air ventilation, open space system with high utilization and visual qualities, and the creation of attractive nodes around tourist and recreation facilities.  Site analysis will be carried out to identify possible gateways for connection to SEKD, view corridors to the mountain and harbour, focal points for recreation, leisure and entertainment activities and possibility of a waterfront promenade connecting the surrounding districts of To Kwa Wan and Kwun Tong. 

3.2.2.2.4             In the OCP, we will explore the possible provision of the cruise terminal without reclamation as an option.  We will also consult Tourism Commission on the “overriding public need test” in the case of reclamation as well as the possible expansion of the cruise terminal.   In preparing the OCP, the possible early implementation of the cruise terminal and tourism node project as well as its transport requirements will be taken into consideration.

3.2.2.2.5             We will consult Arch SD on the latest design of the proposed multi-purpose stadium. Using the development parameters recommended under the SEKD CFS as the initial assumptions.  Alternative location layouts for the stadium will be examined in the OCP.  Such requirements/issues as efficient connection to public transport and sufficient parking as well as the latest SCL alignment and stations will be taken into consideration. The effects and impacts of ancillary facilities, such as hotel, commercial and recreational facilities associated with the Stadium on the overall planning of SEKD should be examined.  The OCP will also seek to integrate the open spaces surrounding the Stadium into the overall master landscape plan.

3.2.2.2.6             In preparing the OCP, we will make provision for a cross-boundary heliport and domestic heliport so as to achieve tourism synergy with the cruise terminal and other tourism proposals.  EDLB and Director-General of Civil Aviation will be consulted on the requirements of the heliports.

3.2.2.2.7             Possible alignments of the critical transportation routes including SCL, CKR and T2, and the location of infrastructure, e.g. refuse transfer station, and public filling barging point should be carefully investigated with full support of the engineering team in consultation with the bureaux and departments concerned. 

3.2.2.2.8             We will examine the possibility to incorporate environmentally friendly transport and infrastructure facilities in the Study Area e.g. District Cooling System, Automated Refuse Collection System, Common Utility Enclosure and solar energy.  This is subject to relevant bureau/ department’s confirmation on the implementation agents and maintenance agents for these facilities.

3.2.2.2.9             To visualize the development concepts incorporated in the OCP, a Geographical Information System (GIS) Based 3-D Model incorporating the digital terrain and building data from the Survey & Mapping Office and our development proposals will be developed with the study process.   It will geographically cover the whole Study Area, the Area of Interface, up to area including the Kowloon ridgeline behind, so that contextualization of the proposed developments in the setting of the harbour and Kowloon Pennisula can be carried out interactively.  Photomontage perspectives of the proposed townscape will be prepared.

3.2.2.2.10         A preliminary sustainability assessment on the draft OCPs will be conducted prior to their release for public consultation.

3.2.2.3                  Stage 2 Public Participation

3.2.2.3.1             The OCPs should form the basis for more in-depth discussions with the public.  Photomontages, 3-D drawings and illustrations should be prepared to illustrate the possible design concepts.

3.2.2.3.2             The public should be encouraged to show clear preferences in the various land use components and design parameters.  Conflicts among particular land uses should be highlighted.  After this stage, it should be clear where divergent views lie and the team should follow-up with informal focus group discussions with the view of arriving at compromises.

3.2.3                        Plan Preparation Phase

3.2.3.1                  Preliminary Outline Development Plan (PODP) (Output to TR3)

3.2.3.1.1             We will prepare a PODP at this phase, after taking into full consideration the input from the public participation on the OCP, and compromises achieved in the various informal focus group discussions, as well as early technical considerations including environmental concerns. 

3.2.3.1.2             VM Forum will be held after completion of the Stage 2 Public Participation and before preparation of the PODP.  The VM Forum aims at presenting the OCP, analysis of the public comments on these options, evaluation of these options and soliciting supports from the Governments Departments for the preferred option to be taken forward for the preparation of the PODP.  This VM exercise would encourage wider ownership of the project outcomes, commitments to implementation, identification of potential risks and management plans to manage and contain the risks.

3.2.3.1.3             The PODP will be prepared at the scale of 1:5000.  It will show the land use and development intensity in different area.  It delineate land use layout, building disposition, building heights and development density.  Major transport and utility infrastructure reserves will also be included.  The requirements for the individual developments/facilities (e.g. heliport, SCL) should be carefully taken into account.  We will also identify the range of plot size in consultation with Lands Department.  The PODP will be accompanied by an Explanatory Statement.

3.2.3.1.4             Together with the PODP, we will prepare a comprehensive Urban Design and Landscape Master Plan (1:5000) aiming to enhance the built environment of SEKD.  The plan shall include, among others, the development intensity, building height profile, activity nodes, landmarks, landscaped corridors, visual corridors, pedestrian networks, building façades of special control and vantage points for preservation of views to ridgelines/parks at the waterfront promenade along the Kai Tak runway.  Particular attention will be made to create an elegant cityscape by the Victoria Harbour, enhance the visual link with the surrounding ridges, provide air ventilation corridors for the existing hinterland developments, establish a comprehensive open space network and maximise opportunities for greening such as planting along streets and in open spaces to provide shade and comfort in the hot summers of Hong Kong.  The Urban Design and Landscape Master Plan will be accompanied by Explanatory Statement and will be supported by illustrations, photomontage perspectives, typical sections and plans at larger scale.

3.2.3.1.5             Where required, we will also provide such information as the maximum plot ratio, site coverage, building height and other parameters to the Consultants of the Feasibility Study for establishment of Air Ventilation Assessment System to assess the air ventilation impact of the draft PODP.  If required and subject to the timing factor, we will also make appropriate modification to the draft PODP to address the air ventilation concerns.

3.2.3.2                  Preliminary Technical Assessments and Implementation Framework

Preliminary Traffic & Transport Assessment (Output to TR 4A)

3.2.3.2.1             Data Collection and SynthesisAdditional traffic surveys will be conducted at major junctions and road links for model validation as well as for problem identification purposes. 

3.2.3.2.2             Model Development and ForecastThe SATURN-based local area traffic models developed for the SEKD Stadium TIA and the Further Urban Design Study for SEKD will be adopted and revalidated in the Study.  The model will be updated and refined so as to reflect the “no-reclamation” development scenario.  In case of intolerable discrepancies, localized matrix estimation may be required to reflect local characteristics.  However, it is essential to ensure that the process will not upset the overall model validation.  Any local validation changes made in the base year will be taken forward to design years as matrix adjustments.

3.2.3.2.3             Future Traffic Impact Assessment Based on the traffic forecasts, assessment of the performance of all the key junctions and road links within the Study Area will be undertaken to identify the traffic impacts on existing and future road network. Capacity requirements and timing of Road T2 will be established based on the projected traffic demand.  The assessment will cover both AM and PM peak periods.

3.2.3.2.4             Formulation of Traffic Improvement MeasuresFor cases where the proposed developments will induce unacceptable impacts on the operation of the surrounding road network, appropriate traffic improvement proposals will be identified to address the traffic problems.  Proposals to improve the potential traffic problems at To Kwan Wan, Hung Hom Road, entry point at Sung Wong Toi and San Po Kong hinterland will be assessed.

3.2.3.2.5             Public Transport and Pedestrian Facilities The adequacy of existing and planned public transport services and pedestrian facilities to meet the demands from the proposed developments will be reviewed.  Appropriate improvement measures and/or additional facilities will be recommended to meet the identified shortfalls.

3.2.3.2.6             Cycle Track Network Although the previous SEKD CFS did not recommend the provision of a cycle track network, we will re-examine the need and practicality of having a cycle-track network to enhance the recreational value of SEKD.

3.2.3.2.7             Passenger and Tourist Ferry Pier  An examination of passenger and tourist excursion pier in SEKD will be conducted taking into account the existing Kowloon City Ferry Pier and Kwun Tong Ferry Pier.  Information regarding these two existing nearby ferry piers will be collected and analyzed.  The likely constraints and requirements for the ferry pier will also be identified. CEDD will be consulted on the possible enhancement works on these facilities. 

3.2.3.2.8             Site Access and Internal Facilities Assessment  Vehicular, pedestrian and, if applicable, cyclist accesses to various parts of SEKD will be investigated.  Site access options will be identified and evaluated not only from the traffic operational point of view but also from traffic circulation aspect to avoid circuitous route and safety problems. 

3.2.3.2.9             EFT We will assess the patronage of the proposed EFT and its financial viability.  Appropriate provision in the transport corridor and public transport interchange will be allowed for implementation of the EFT.

Preliminary Highway Infrastructure Assessment (Output to TR4B)

3.2.3.2.10         Route 6 including CKR and T2 has the capacity to produce significant physical, urban design, landscape and visual and land use impacts within SEKD. Without reclamation, the current proposal for CKR across Kowloon Bay, T2 and its connection with WCR will be obsolete and a complete revisit on the proposal is now required.  We will critically review the immersed tunnel alignment and its land implication and technical feasibility. We will recommend necessary modifications to minimise its construction and land implications.

3.2.3.2.11         Highway design will be undertaken for Road T2 with a view to minimising the building bulk of the major roads, e.g. at the CKR/T2 interchange and T2/WCR interchange, by careful landscape and aesthetic treatment.  The preliminary design of CKR and T2 immersed tunnel alignment will cover optimisation of alignment, buildability and preliminary location of the ventilation shafts.

3.2.3.2.12         Distributors and local roads will be optimised to provide maximum linkages with hinterland areas. Underground tunnel options, viz. tunnels or depressed roads or decked over roads will be examined to minimise the environmental impacts and to minimise land take at interchanges.

3.2.3.2.13         In response to Rhythm Garden’s concern over the environmental impacts from the proposed flyover to San Po Kong, we will explore the innovative idea to increase the buffer with Rhythm Garden and the associated new pedestrian and vehicular linkage at San Po Kong.

Preliminary Environmental Assessment (Output to TR4C)

3.2.3.2.14         Air QualityExisting and planned air sensitive receivers (ASRs) located within 500m from and within the site boundary, and an inventory of air pollution sources will be identified based on the latest information.  The USEPA approved dispersion model, Fugitive Dust Model (FDM), will be employed as appropriate to simulate the air quality at the ASRs if significant construction dust impacts likely to exceed the recommended limits in the TM at the ASRs despite the incorporation of the dust control measures stipulated under the Air Pollution Control (Construction Dust) Regulation.  If adverse road traffic emission is expected from the revised proposed, the CALINE4 dispersion model will be employed to assess the impacts based on the highest emission strength from road vehicles within the next 15 years upon commencement of the operation.  The Fleet Average Emission Factors used in the assessment will be agreed with EPD. Besides impacts from construction dust and emissions from vehicles on roads, air quality issues of concern (including impacts from chimney emissions, odour impact from Kai Tak Approach Channel (KTAC), etc.) will be identified and addressed during the course of the Review Study.

3.2.3.2.15         NoiseA preliminary noise impact assessment will be conducted in accordance with the EIAO-TM using our EPD accepted in-house traffic noise model. The noise model and relevant data from previous and existing studies will be extracted for the noise assessment.  Following the findings of SEKD CFS EIA, the potential noise impacts of fixed noise sources such as stadium, tunnel ventilation buildings, heliports, etc, will be evaluated in order to determine the optimized locations for accommodation as part of the planning approach to minimize impacts.  Noise mitigation measures will be identified with due consideration to the application of environmentally friendly public transportation and discouraging through traffic movements, land use planning and preferred layout for planned development (e.g. setback, podium) to minimize the introduction of noise barriers/enclosures on urban streets and to ensure the visual and aesthetic aspects of the area for future development.

3.2.3.2.16         Water Quality – It will be a critical part of this study to investigate the potential water quality impacts expected under the “no reclamation” scenario.  The existing information on sediment quality, water quality, tidal hydrodynamics and pollution load discharges in the Study Area will be reviewed. A pollutant loading estimation via desktop approach or from existing available field data would be complied to address the water quality impact. Consideration will be given to the options that minimize the direct discharge of polluted storm flows into the embayed areas within the SEKD including the KTAC, Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter (KTTS) and To Kwa Wan Typhoon Shelter (TKWTS).  In the Review, we will also consider options that maximize the water circulation at KTAC and Kowloon Bay and avoid dredging and waste generation. Subject to the consultation with Marine Department, removal or relocation of the existing breakwaters of KTTS and TKWTS will be examined to enhance the tidal flushing through KTAC and Kowloon Bay. A preliminary assessment on water quality at these water bodies should be undertaken , result of which should serve an input to the Baseline Review and formulation of OCP. The preliminary water quality assessment shall also be updated to confirm the acceptability of the draft PODP.

3.2.3.2.17         Sediment ContaminationAccording to the SEKD CFS, high concentrations of AVS were found in KTAC area, which are identified as major source of odour in KTAC. To reduce the possible odour impact and also reduce the potential for release/contamination by pollutants from the contaminated sediment identified, various ex situ treatment methods (cement solidification, sediment washing, bioremediation or geosynthetic fabric container disposal) would be reviewed for treating the dredged contaminated sediments in the upper layer.  In situ capping of areas with high biogas generation potential would be evaluated to provide a cost-effective alternative to reduce the odour impact. Other in situ treatment (use of Fenton’s reagent, oxygen release compound (ORC) or Seditreat™) would be also reviewed considering the previous pilot trial result in the areas where dredging is not required.  We will also include in situ bioremediation, which has been satisfactorily applied at the Shing Mun River.  Additional protection measures to safeguard the future developments will be reviewed.  We will review the site-specific conditions based on the data in the SEKD CFS and, so far as possible without further SI data at this stage, evaluate all appropriate options for sediment treatment including solidification, thermal desorption, and non-thermal physical/ chemical processes.  Special attention will be given to “no reclamation” scenario and the possible environmental impacts and treatment required to achieve acceptable environmental condition particularly on the odour issue.  Pollution control measures and water quality management of the KTAC would also be necessary after treatment of sediment.

3.2.3.2.18         Hazard – We will prepare a preliminary hazard assessments on the acceptability of the proposal in the draft PODP taking into account the findings and conclusions of the Hazard Assessments completed under the SEKD CFS, NAKTA D&C, and other SEKD studies as well as the Risk Assessment of the Transport of Liquid Chlorine from Sham Shui Kok of North Lantau and Tuen Mun Area 40 to Various Waterworks Potentially Hazardous Installations.

3.2.3.2.19         Waste ManagementThe broad assessment of solid waste management implications of the PODP will address the following key issues:

·                     A site search within the Study Area including the Area of Interface for suitable and compatible waterfront site(s) for the proposed Refuse Transfer Station (RTS) and Public Filling Barging Point (PFBP), with consideration of local reaction.

·                     The main waste arising would be municipal solid waste, comprising domestic, commercial & industrial wastes. The incorporation of environmentally friendly waste disposal/transfer infrastructure facilities will be examined, such as the Automated Refuse Collection System for individual developments.

3.2.3.2.20         Landscape & VisualThe findings of the landscape and visual assessments conducted under the previous SEKD studies such as SEKD CFS will be reviewed.  A qualitative landscape and visual impact assessment, including the ecological aspect, will be undertaken.  The PODP proposals will be incorporated as part of our GIS 3D Model.  Sensitive vantage points can be identified with help of the GIS model and supporting illustrative materials can be prepared accordingly.  Mitigation measures including alternative land use layout and development parameters will be investigated.

3.2.3.2.21         Cultural HeritageThe findings of the cultural heritage impact assessments conducted under the previous SEKD studies such as SEKD CFS will be reviewed.  Any areas requiring further archaeological investigation in the EIAO process will be identified.   Should dredging and reclamation activities be proposed under a “minimum reclamation” scenario, the need for a marine archaeological investigation will be addressed based on a review of the archaeological potential of the proposed dredging/ reclamation area.

3.2.3.2.22         Detailed requirements and procedures to undertake the aforesaid preliminary environmental impact assessments would be liased with EPD in the course of the Study.

Preliminary Marine Assessment (Output to TR4D)

3.2.3.2.23         The preliminary marine assessment will be focussed on assessing the marine impacts arising from the following:

·                     Revised location of the cruise terminal and excursion pier;

·                     RTS and PFBP;

·                     Relocation/re-configuration of the existing Eastern Typhoon Shelter, the Government Mooring Buoys and the EQIA, PCWA; and

·                     The proposed cross-boundary and domestic heliports

Preliminary Drainage & Sewerage Assessment (Output to TR4E)

3.2.3.2.24         Drainage – DIA will be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the provisions of WBTC No. 18/95 and the Stormwater Drainage Manual. We will identify, assess and mitigate potential adverse drainage impacts due to the proposed implementation of the works.  Key steps in our proposed approach consist of:

·                     Data Collection - we will collect relevant data on the land use, drainage characteristics of the area, records of any past flooding, pipe and culvert systems, catchment characteristics both upstream and within the development area, hydrological data of rainstorms and tides. We have a strong background on appreciation and utilisation of the existing data due to our involvement in Kowloon Bay Reclamation and the initial SEKD FS.

·                     Determine Performance of Existing Drainage System - The baseline conditions of the existing drainage systems will be identified, modelled and assessed.

·                     Hydrological and Hydraulic Modelling - We intend to use Hydroworks to assess the performance of the existing and future drainage system.

·                     Identify Drainage Impacts - All potential impacts as a result of changes to the drainage characteristics such as flood levels, flood frequency, flow velocities, time to peak runoffs, maintenance requirements and others side effects of these changes will be identified.

·                     Review Pollution Loading – we will collect literature and desktop research to assess the likely unit pollution loadings. Upon agreement with DSD/EPD, we will quantify the pollution loading impacts on the drainage system.

·                     Mitigation Measures - Mitigation and improvement measures will be proposed where deficiencies are found within the existing drainage system and to ensure that there are no adverse drainage impacts as a result of the development proposals.

·                     O&M Requirements – O&M considerations for the drainage systems components will be investigated.

·                     Monitoring and Auditing Requirements - Monitoring and audit requirements for both the permanent and temporary arrangements (during construction) will be provided. 

3.2.3.2.25         Sewerage – We present below our methodology for the Study:

·                     review the existing sewerage infrastructures in the Study Area and planned sewerage/sewage treatment and disposal facilities in hinterland areas in relation to SEKD including the recommendations in sewerage master plans and studies in relation to the Way Forward of the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme;

·                     quantify the sewage flow in accordance with the revised development schedule and identify the requirement for provision of new sewerage infrastructure (e.g. pumping stations) and reprovision of affected existing sewage facilities;

·                     assess its impact on existing sewerage infrastructure including the collection system, sewage treatment and disposal facilities;

·                     investigate and propose appropriate improvement and mitigation measures for the impact;

·                     assess the pollution loading to facilitate the assessment of the need for sewage treatment.

3.2.3.2.26         We will assess the need for sewage treatment based on the proposed development and prepare a Sewerage Master Layout Plan. Interim measures will be proposed, when appropriate. A prioritized programme with cost estimates will also be prepared.

Preliminary Water & Utility Assessment (TR 4F)

3.2.3.2.27         Water AssessmentWe will evaluate the capacities of the existing and planned fresh and salt water supply systems including service reservoirs, pumping stations, trunk transfer facilities and distribution networks for providing water supply to the SEKD, assess the anticipated fresh and flushing water demands arising from the developments in SEKD, examine the impacts of the anticipated water demands on the existing and planned fresh and salt water supply systems and identify the needs for provision of new waterworks installations such as service reservoirs, pumping stations, or improvement to existing installations to cope with the developments.  Besides, we will identify and reserve suitable sites for any necessary upgrading and improvement works.

3.2.3.2.28         Key steps in our proposed water assessment approach are:

·                     Data Collection: We will gather from WSD existing water demand within the Study area and all information on the capacities and limitations of the existing and planned fresh and salt system.

·                     Baseline Conditions: On the basis of the information, we will establish a baseline profile outlining the capacities of the existing and planned waterworks facilities. 

·                     Impact Assessment: We will assess the water demand on the basis of the population projections and planned land uses, check the estimated demand against the baseline profile and identify the additional infrastructure facilities required to support the development option.  We will provide estimated costs for the provision of the waterworks to assist in the evaluation.

·                     Recommend Improvement and Upgrading Works: We will consult WSD, the relevant Government departments and other organisations to discuss and agree on an outline of the required facilities. The findings and recommendations on the provision of new waterworks presented in the previous studies will be examined to ensure adequacy and efficiency of the proposed waterworks.

3.2.3.2.29         We will also examine the quality of treated effluent from Shatin STW and grey water and explore the feasibility and practicality of reuse of treated effluent and grey water for non-potable uses such as flushing and irrigation.

3.2.3.2.30         Utilities AssessmentWe will carry out a review of the current and planned electricity supply, gas supply and telecommunication service systems and assess the impacts on the existing capacities arising from the proposed further development. The utility companies will be consulted to establish the requirements for expanding the utility networks to support the new development.  The opportunity to provide wider road reserve to accommodate the utilities and common utility ducts will be investigated, as will the possible incorporation of a DCS.

3.2.3.2.31         A feasibility study for Common Utility Enclosure (CUE) has been commissioned by Highways Department under Agreement No. CE60/2001 to investigate the applicability of CUE in Hong Kong. Generic design of CUE has been developed for each of the different structural forms.  The study indicated that application of the CUE to KTD are considered technically feasible.  However, there were some issues remained unresolved including maintenance responsibility, the legal matter for land and the financial feasibility of investment in CUE.  As a result, there was no commitment for implementation of CUE in KTD.  In view of the re-planning of Kai Tak Development, the concept of CUE may warrant a separate feasibility study in the engineering and implementation stage for the concerned bureaux and departments to explore the idea of CUE.  In the meantime, a “utility corridor” reserve for all the main cables and underground pipes would be considered for inclusion in the PODP.

Preliminary Implementation Framework (Output to TR4G)

3.2.3.2.32         We will prepare an Outline Development Programme estimating the time required for the implementation of the proposed developments and additional infrastructure and GIC provision covering:

·                     the population intake and job creation forecast

·                     phasing and packaging arrangement for the proposed developments and infrastructures

·                     advance infrastructure for the early occupation of Sites 1A and 1B. 

·                     programme for priority development projects in SEKD including the stadium, cruise terminal/tourism node in consultation with the concerned bureaux/departments

3.2.3.2.33         We will also prepare the preliminary implementation mechanism and broad cost and revenue for various developments and infrastructure proposed in the PODP.

3.2.3.2.34         For temporary uses in SEKD, we will prepare guidelines for the acceptable land uses, activities, event, locations, landscape and visual treatments with a view to enabling beneficial temporary uses while awaiting permanent developments.

Preliminary Sustainability Assessment (TR4H)

3.2.3.2.35         In conducting the preliminary sustainability assessment, we will collect all necessary data/information required by the CASET programme.  The main SUSDEV 21 indicators to be considered are under the following categories: economy; health and hygiene; natural resources; society and social infrastructure; biodiversity; leisure and cultural vibrancy; environmental quality; and mobility.  We will convene meetings with EPD, PlanD, AFCD, etc, to obtain the consent of the concerned parties on the identified impacts associated with relevant indicators.  The analysis details and findings will be presented in the assessment report. We will consult SDU in undertaking Sustainability Assessment.

3.2.3.3                  Stage 3 Public Participation

3.2.3.3.1             The objective of the Stage 3 Public Participation is to present the PODP to the public, provide them with the justifications behind the plan, and solicit their any further comments before its finalization.

3.2.4                        Recommendation Phase

3.2.5                        Based on the findings of the preliminary technical assessments and the views gathered from Stage 3 Public Participation, we will finalise the PODP, and the Urban Design and Landscape Master Plan.  The findings of the previous technical reports and public Participation will be consolidated and presented in the Draft Final Report.  A Draft Executive Summary will also be prepared.

3.2.6                        Upon the endorsement by the Committee on Planning and Land Development (CPLD) of the Draft Final Report and Draft Executive Summary, we will prepare the Final Report and Final Executive Summary.

 

3.3                             Work Programme

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3.3.1.1.1             Figure 3.2 show the work programme of the present Study.  The target dates for submission of deliverables and completion of the study, as specified in the Brief, are basically followed.

 

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Figure 3.2 Study Programme (as at November 2004)

 


4                                   Public Participation strategy and release of study findings to the public

 

4.1                             Public Participation Strategy & Programme

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4.1.1                        This Project will receive close public attention and it will be necessary to adopt a pro-active approach to consult and involve the public.  In order to foster community support and general consensus on the key issues and promote public participation in the process and ownership of the outcome, the public should be closely engaged throughout the entire study process.  A 3-stage public participation strategy is proposed:

 

Ÿ       Stage 1    :    Agenda Setting (i.e. study approach and planning objectives, key issues and public aspirations)

Ÿ       Stage 2    :    Discussion on various possible Outline Concept Plan Options

Ÿ       Stage 3    :    Presentation of Recommended Development Option (PODP) and study findings

4.1.2                        A major principle in setting the public participation strategy is to achieve multi-form (e.g. focused group discussions, public forum), multi-channel (e.g. professional institutes, stakeholders, general public) and multi-media (e.g. publications, exhibitions) interaction with the public.  But there could be slightly different emphases in various stages.

4.1.3                        The target groups of public participation will include but not be limited to the following: CPLD, HEC, HEC Sub-Committee on South East Kowloon Development Review, TPB, LegCo Panel on Planning, Lands & Works, Kwun Tong DC, Wong Tai Sin DC, Kowloon City DC, ACE, Tourism Strategy Group, PSC of LBAC, professional institutes, green groups, key opinion formers and groups which may have a special interest in the Study Area, e.g. Civil Aviation Club, event organizers and cruise operators.

4.1.4                        The general forms of public participation include presentations of ideas to and solicitation of ideas/comments from members of the above organizations at their respective meetings, focus group discussions, public forums and through a website.  Consultation materials will be presented in Public Consultation Digests to invite comments and suggestions by the public.  Study reports and other relevant information will be uploaded to the website for easy access by the public.  Public Participation Reports will also be prepared summarizing the comments received and our responses. 

4.1.5                        To enable a continuous promulgation of the Planning Review, relevant consultation materials will be displayed in PlanD Mobile Exhibition Centre and Hong Kong Planning and Infrastructure Exhibition Gallery. Also, to embark on the educational front, this Planning Review will be included as part of the Outreach Programme for Secondary Schools in Hong Kong to reach different sectors of the community.

4.1.6                        As Stage 1 Public Participation is to establish visions and the positioning of SEK, and to identify key issues from the community’s perspectives, it is relatively easier to get the general public involved in a workshop session in addition to public forum and website forum.  It can be in a form of a briefing and sharing session first followed by small group working sessions.  Each group comprises about 10-15 people of different age groups and backgrounds if possible, to be led by a facilitator who can be a Planner/Architect/Engineer/University Student, etc.  Each group will be given a base plan with the Kai Tak Site and the interface area, and colour pens.  The group members will discuss among themselves and decide on what they would like to see within the study area.  They will be encouraged to express such ideas on the plan in whatever format they find appropriate.  At the end of the day, each group will present their dream plan to the gathering.

4.1.7                        We may invite from the district school teachers and their students, district council members, resident groups, green groups, REDA, etc. to the workshop with the assistance of District Offices and HEC member organizations.  The function may take place at a school close to the Kai Tak Site and may be enlivened with music, food and drink.

4.1.8                        For Stage 2 Public Participation, views on the Outline Concept Plans will be sought.  Images for significant development concepts and urban design themes, including artists’ impressions, photomontages, and images of overseas examples will help to convey the ideas.  Besides the general format of meetings and public forums, some focus group discussion would be useful, e.g. with the tourism industry, aviation club members, sports industry, etc.

4.1.9                        For Stage 3 Public Participation, the PODP will be presented with the urban design and landscape framework.  To assist the public to appreciate in greater depth, a physical model or a 3-D computer model could be constructed.  Video presentation including a fly through would be a very effective communication tool.

4.1.10                    As regards the approach to evaluate/consolidate the comments/proposals received from the public participation exercises, we propose to first group comments/proposals under major headings for more systematic consideration.  Comments/proposals will be evaluated against the vision for SEK, the interpretation of the “over-riding public needs”, the compatibility with the overall planning framework, and level of sustainability (economic, social and environmental concerns).

4.1.11                    Media coverage can make or break an issue.  Media management by providing concise and adequate briefing on time is an important precautionary measure to avoid misunderstanding and ungrounded criticism.  Suitable spokesman will be arranged throughout the study process to ensure consistency in the information for the mass media. Besides, relevant study materials would be promulgated, such as through the Study website, to keep reporting on the Study. 

4.1.12                    In between formal public participation stages, the consultants will continue the dialogue with some major stakeholders particularly in resolving compatibility problems.  The general public will be encouraged to continue their involvement through the study website, which will serve as an on-going window for receiving comments.

 

4.2                             Release of Studying Findings, Proposals and Consultation Materials to the Public through Website

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4.2.1                        The website offers the most efficient medium for dissemination of information and collection of comments and suggestions.  A suggested website structure is enclosed in Appendix 2.  Its main points are highlighted below (capital letter showing different sections):

4.2.2                        To allow the public to have a better understanding of the Study, STUDY OUTLINE will include brief description of the study background, mission and objectives, key tasks and emphasis on public participation.  The full version of the study brief will also be available.

4.2.3                        STUDY AREA shows the study site boundary and the interface areas which will be taken into consideration.  STUDY PROCESS includes the study programme and the current stage of affairs will be highlighted from time to time.

4.2.4                        STUDY REPORTS/RELEVANT INFORMATION will allow the public to access the Study Brief and the final versions of the various Technical Reports, Public Consultation Digests, Public Participation Reports, Outline Concept Plans, Preliminary Outline Development Plan, Executive Summary and Final Report.  It is expected that all of the documents will be uploaded within 1 week after endorsement of the final versions.  Relevant information such as current Outline Zoning Plans, Outline Master Development Plan and the executive summary of the previous SEKD CFS will also be uploaded to the website as background information for the public.

4.2.5                        The most important section will be on PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.  The public will be invited to read the public consultation digests and reports (with downloading capability), to participate in up-coming pubic forum and/or workshops, and to provide their comments/suggestions on the issues discussed in the digest during the formal public participation stages.  Comments/suggestions raised during this period will be responded to and included in the public participation  report which will also be made available on the website.

4.2.6                        Besides the formal consultation periods, the website will also encourage the public to give their ideas throughout the study process.  It is expected such comments received will be passed to the consultant team for consideration.

4.2.7                        There will also be a section on USEFUL LINKS to relevant information in relation to SEKD published by Government departments e.g. EIA report.

4.2.8                        In the section CONTACT US, details of the contact address will be given, who will be a representative of District Planning Office/Kowloon, Planning Department.

4.2.9                        The website will be prepared according to the government’s general guidelines and Planning Department’s specific ones.

 


5                                   Study management and staffing structure

 

5.1                             Staff Organization

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5.1.1                        Our proposed study team structure is shown in Figure 5.1.  The Study will be conducted under seven main streams – Public Consultation, Planning, Urban Design & Landscape, Traffic Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering, Environment Assessment, and Implementation. 

5.1.2                        Key staff and other team members are introduced in the following section.

 

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Figure 5.1 Staff Organization Chart

 

5.2                             Key Staff and Their Responsibilities

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5.2.1                        Study Management Team

5.2.1.1                  The Study Team will be headed by the Study Director who will be responsible for the overall conduct of the Project. The day-to-day management of the Project will be the responsibility of the Study Manager, who will be assisted by a Deputy Study Manager and the Group Leaders of various disciplines. 

5.2.1.2                  The Study Director will be Iris Tam, the Managing Director of CPC, who has over 20 years of experience in various planning projects for both public and private sectors.  With her solid experience in managing and directing multi-disciplinary projects and studies, Ms. Tam will mastermind and give overall direction of the assignment, ensure high quality study output and adherence to the study programme.  She will also ensure that adequate professional, technical and administrative resources are allocated to the Study.  Ms. Tam will manage the sub-consultants to ensure consistent performance.  She will maintain a strong presence in Steering Group, Working Group Meetings and Public Consultations. 

5.2.1.3                  The Study Manager will be Derek Sun, a Director of CPC, who has over 13 years of experience in strategic planning studies, infrastructure and development feasibility studies at the study management level.  Mr. Sun will co-ordinate the multi-disciplinary study team and the sectoral study findings and will reconcile and resolve the different concerns and emphasis from the diversified disciplines.  He will maintain a strong presence in Steering Group, Working Group Meeting and Public Consultations. 

5.2.1.4                  Eric Ma, a Director of MCAL, has more than 17 years of experience in the planning and design of large-scale civil and highway infrastructural projects.  Mr. Ma will be the Deputy Study Manager assisting the Study Manager in the day-to-day liaison and control of the study team and will play an active role in resolving engineering and environmental issues throughout the whole study.

5.2.1.5                  Mr. Kelvin Law will be the Quality Assurance Manger of the assignment. He was the Quality Assurance and Quality System Manger of CPC from 2001 to 2003.  Mr. Law will oversee the preparation of the Quality Plans and audit the adherence to assured standards.  He will also be responsible for auditing sub-consultants’ adherence to the quality system.

5.2.2                        Public Consultation Team

5.2.2.1                  With her considerable experience in public consultation assignments, Iris Tam will lead the Public Consultation Team. 

5.2.2.2                  This Team comprises planning, engineering and public consultation specialists, namely Derek Sun, Eric Ma, Kelvin Law and Kevin Murray.  They will assist to formulate the public consultation strategy and push forward a schedule of public consultations with respect to the study progress, the concerns of different interest groups and the sensitive issues involved in different components of development proposal.  They will be assisted by Jacinda Chow and Flora Lai of CPC in the coordination of the public consultation and the preparation of consultation materials and report.

5.2.3                        Planning Team

5.2.3.1                  Evelyn Lee, an Associate of CPC, will lead and co-ordinate the Planning Team.  This Team comprises two workstreams with members from CPC, covering land use planning, and GIS System/Visual Impact 3D Modelling aspects. 

5.2.3.2                  Under the land use planning stream, Jacinda Chow, Andy Wong, Geoffrey Chan and Pearl Hui will examine the development constraints and opportunities involved in the assignment, generate land use concepts, prepare the OCPs and PODPs and evaluate/assess the planning implications of the plans.  Under the GIS System/Visual Impact 3D Modelling stream, Andy Wong and Herman Ng will be responsible for all GIS operations including system development and databases compilations and analysis and computer 3D modeling to aid visual impact analysis.

5.2.3.3              Peter Cheek of MCAL will provide advice on the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance aspect, basing on his experience on the issue.  Mr. Cheek is currently the Deputy Project Manager for Wan Chai Development Phase 2 project.

5.2.4                          Urban Design& Landscape Team

5.2.4.1                  Chi Chung Wong, a Director of EDAW U+D, will head the Urban Design & Landscape Team.  The team comprises three workstreams, namely urban design concept, landscape design concept and plan formulation. 


5.2.4.2                  Under the urban design concept stream, David Bennett and Kenneth Kan of EDAW U+D will be responsible for devising urban design framework in liaison with the land use and landscape planners and the sectoral team.  Under the landscape design concept stream, Christopher Foot and Alison Lee of ADI will be responsible for formulating landscape concepts and defining landscape frameworks in the preparation of the Urban Design and Landscape Master Plan.  Under the plan formulation stream, Andy Wong of CPC, Severine Pain of EDAW U+D and Elsa Kwong of ADI will be responsible for translating the urban design and landscape concepts into the Urban Design and Landscape Plan. 

5.2.5                        Transport & Traffic Team

5.2.5.1                  Charles So, a Technical Director of MCAL, will be responsible for all aspects of traffic engineering and design for the Project with assistance from members of MCAL.  Dr. H.C. Pang, the team advisor, will provide technical advices and guidance to team members on traffic and planning issues throughout the course of the Study.

5.2.5.2                  The team comprises two workstreams, namely traffic modelling and traffic planning.  The traffic modelling stream will be supported by Gary Lee.  Mr. Lee has been involved in the development and application of MCAL’s in-house CTS-3 compatible strategic model and Saturn based sub-area traffic models.  He will update the traffic model for this project and carry out demand forecasting.  The traffic planning stream will be supported by N.C. Cheung and Adams Au of MCAL.  They will be responsible for planning of transport infrastructure, public transport and pedestrian facilities, and conducting the Traffic Impact Assessment.

5.2.6                        Engineering Infrastructure Team

5.2.6.1                  Engineering Infrastructure Team will be led by Julian Ling, an Associate of MCAL.  The team consists of 6 workstreams, covering highway/structure, drainage/sewerage, water supply/utilities, marine, geotechnical/immersed tube and SCL/CKR interface aspects.   The team mainly comprises members from MCAL, with assistance from Atkins China Ltd. on the SCL/CKR interface aspect.

5.2.6.2                  Under this team Jimmy Hui will be responsible for the highway alignment and layout design.  Alex Kwan will be responsible for the sewerage assessment and planning.  Sandra Moore will be particularly tasked for the DIA and drainage improvement scheme.  Michael Leung and Stanley Chan will undertake the planning and design of water supply and utilities arrangement.  Michael Lai and Andrew McArthur will be responsible for the marine assessment and planning of marine facilities.  Chris Cheung will provide advice on geotechnical issue and assessment.  De Silva will assess the feasibility for the immersed tunnel construction for CKR and T2.  Richard Lyall, Kenny Chung and George Ramsbottom of Atkins China Ltd. will advise on all respects relating to SCL/ CKR interface.

5.2.7                        Environmental Impact Assessment Team

5.2.7.1                  Tim Cramp, Executive Director of Maunsell Environmental Management Consultants Ltd. (MEMCL), will be responsible for the overall management control of the environmental studies with the support of the following specialists from 8 workstreams.

5.2.7.2                  Members for this Team mainly come from MEMCL, except for the landscape and visual impact assessment stream.  Derek Lam will be responsible for the noise aspect, Anna Chung for the air quality aspect; Amy Cheung for water quality aspect; Jane Carbray for the solid waste/sediment (including refuse transfer station) aspect; Matthew Ko for the hazard assessment aspect.  Josh Lam will be responsible for review of the previous Cultural Heritage findings and identify any conservation site.  D. Gallacher will review previous ecology findings and recommend further investigation if required.  David Bennett of EDAW U+D, Christopher Foot of ADI and Herman Ng of CPC will undertake the landscape and visual impact assessment with the aid of GIS system and visual impact 3-D modeling. 

5.2.8                        Implementation Team

5.2.8.1                  Derek Sun will be the Implementation Team Leader and will co-ordinate the Implementation Team and will recommend the implementation framework and mechanism taking into account government’s resources allocation policies, public views and aspiration, infrastructure capacity limitations, cost effectiveness and all other constraints identified.   

5.2.8.2                  The Team comprises three workstreams, covering implementation mechanism/revenue assessment, costing and sustainability assessment aspects.      Under this Team Keith Healy and Eric Yeung will be the specialists responsible for carrying out the revenue and compensation estimates.  They will also provide inputs on other land related matters.  Evelyn Lee of CPC and Eric Ma of MCAL will be responsible for preparing an institutional framework for the implementation of the proposals and identify mechanisms required.  Chris Fung of MCAL will be conduct cost estimation for the present Study.  Evelyn Lee (CPC), Tim Cramp (MEMCL) and Pearl Hui (CPC) will be responsible for sustainability assessment, taking full account of the economic, social and environmental impacts of the development proposals.

 


Appendix 1 Website Structure and Contents

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HOME PAGE

­              Language selection: English and Chinese (Traditional and Simplified)

­              Link to the following content page: “WHAT’S NEW”, “STUDY OUTLINE”, “STUDY AREA”, “STUDY PROCESS”, “STUDY REPORTS”, “PUBLIC PARTICIPATION”, “USEFUL LINKS”, “CONTACT US” and “SITE MAP”

 

 

WHAT’S NEW

­              Related news:

e.g. Links to meeting records of Harbourfront Enhancement Committee (HEC) and submission to HEC SEK sub-committee on South East Kowloon Development Review, or news around SEKD

­              Messages:

Welcoming and Invitation to the different stages of PUBLIC PARTICIPATION and Findings of Study Reports

 

STUDY OUTLINE

­              Study Background:

A general background highlighting the rationale behind this study

­              Mission and Objectives:

Goals and objectives of the study

­              Tasks:

Specific key issues or tasks to be completed

­              Public Consultation:

A statement to highlight the importance of public consultation and community’s participation in this study

­              Study Brief:

Link to download a full version of the Study Brief

 

STUDY AREA

­              Study area:

Location of the site (Site Map), site boundary, Area of Interface

 

STUDY PROCESS

­              Study Programme Chart:

The schedule and programme of this study; milestone date; indication of the current progress

 

Study Reports/RELEVANT INFORMATION

­              Study Reports:

Full version downloads of the completed reports: Study Brief, Technical Reports, Consultation Digest, Public Consultation Reports, OCP, PODP, Executive Summary and Final Report

­              Relevant Information:

Downloads of OZPs with Explanatory Statement, SEKD OMDP and Executive Summary of SEKD CFS

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

­              Events:

Schedule of the 3 stages Public Participation and relevant details of the forthcoming events e.g. venue

­              Reference materials:

Consultation Digest (link to download); Consultation Report (link to download); Dialogue box for immediate comments for the Digest and Reports

­              Comments and Suggestions:

Input dialogue box for the general views and ideas on the SEKD study throughout the whole study process

 

USEFUL LINKS

­              Access to relevant information in relation to SEKD published by government departments e.g. EPD’s EIA Report (subject to further consideration)

 

CONTACT US

­              Email link to the body in charge (DPO/K PlanD)

 

SITE MAP

Navigation to all the contents of this website

 


Appendix 2 study brief

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Study Brief (pdf format 3.7mb)