Concept Plan for Lantau


Lantau, the biggest island in Hong Kong, has long been recognized for its conservation and recreation values. With the recent completion of various major economic and tourism infrastructures, Lantau offers considerable development potential, providing impetus to economic development of Hong Kong.

Pursuant to the 2004 Policy Address, the Lantau Development Task Force led by the Financial Secretary was set up in February 2004 to provide a high-level policy steer on the economic and infrastructure development in Lantau. As a start, the Task Force has drawn up a Concept Plan for Lantau (the 2004 Concept Plan).

The 2004 Concept Plan aimed to provide an overall planning framework for the future development of Lantau under a balanced and sustainable approach. A consultation exercise was conducted from November 2004 to February 2005. Different sectors of the community were engaged. A Pubic Consultation Report summarizing the public comments, the Administration’s responses and key issues was released in November 2005.

Taking into account the public comments received as well as the findings of a number of studies and progress of some major projects relating to Lantau, the Task Force has reviewed and updated the 2004 Concept Plan for Lantau. The Revised Concept Plan was released in May 2007. Most of the proposals in the Revised Concept Plan are conceptual in nature. They require further studies to confirm their feasibility and implementation aspects. We will continue to involve the community in the development process and will take into account public views in pursuing individual proposals.