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INVITATION TO LAUNCH OF PROPOSAL and PRESS CONFERENCE

FIX
BEACH ROAD, REPULSE BAY - A CALL BY THE RESIDENTS

Date:     Thursday, 18 December 2008
Time:    11.30am - 12.30pm
Venue:  Fringe Club, Lower Albert Road, Central

1,000 People Oppose Government's Plan to Rezone Repulse Bay
Over 1,000 representations were received by the Town Planning Board objecting to the rezoning of the public Seaview Building and adjacent open space, and to sell these sites to a private developer.

Fix the Traffic Problems on Beach Road
In addition, residents called for Beach Road to be fixed - specifically, the problems caused by tourist coaches blocking the road and keeping their engines running while their passengers visit the temple, statue and beach.

Rezoning Will Make the Situation Worse
Beach Road needs to be fixed but NOT by rezoning and sale of public facilities! The planned hotel will draw more traffic, while converting the Seaview Building and open space into a commercial development will - together with the (still empty) redevelopment of the Lido - create a continuous wall and turn Beach Road into an unpleasant canyon.

Comprehensive Plan Needed - Proposal Summary
1.
Renovate and properly manage the Seaview Building for the benefit of the public
2.
Fix and enhance the open space adjacent to the Seaview Building
3.
Resolve issues with the Lido redevelopment and open the building
4.
Manage coach traffic with traffic calming and coach drop off area
5. Install signalled pedestrian crossings and improve footpaths

Join the Launch - Contact Details for more Information
Email your contact details to mail@globecreative.net to join the launch, press conference and to be kept informed of progress on this campaign. Tel: 852-2529 9599. Fax: 852-2526 6993.

傳媒邀請「保留淺水灣風貌及改善海灘道交通方案」之新聞發佈會

日期: 20081218 (星期四)
時間: 上午11:30 - 中午12:30
地點: 中環下亞厘畢道2號藝穗會 南座地下

規劃署建議將淺水灣泳灘的海景大樓及附近的公共休憩空間售予私人發展商,用以改建高級酒店。此舉令人憂慮政府將公共空間私有化,已有約有一千名市民向城規局遞交反對意見書。

市民同時要求政府改善海灘道交通,尤其是旅遊車經常亂泊阻塞該段道路,甚至當遊客參觀海灘及廟宇景點時開著引擎,影響一帶的空氣質素。

政府的新規劃方案無助解决海灘道的交通,建議中的酒店反而令一帶的交道變差,而改建海景大樓及附近的空地作商業用途,連同拆卸重建後、現仍然丟空的淺水灣商場,預計全面營業後會對附近建築物產生屏風效應,令海灘道的交道更成死結。

為此保育組織創建香港已向政府提交建議書,希望在保留淺水灣景點風貌之餘,亦能改善海灘道一帶的交通,並將於1218日之新聞發佈會中公佈詳情。

查詢詳情及報名出席:
電郵致 mail@globecreative.net
電話:852-2529 9599,傳眞:852-2526 6992

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