If the mailing doesn't display correct, click here to read the online version
designing hong kong

Support a public marine centre in Tolo Harbour (click here)


Rendering of a public marine centre at Science Park 顯示擬議發展的合成圖

Designing Hong Kong has submitted a planning application to the Town Planning Board for a public marine center in Tolo Harbour.

The proposal calls for a dry stack for 200 boats and a floating pontoon system for 400 boats at Pak Shek Kok, partially in front of Hong Kong Science and Technology Park. The estimated cost is around HK$200million.

The marine centre will offer affordable mooring of boats, opening up the waters of Tolo Harbour to the community for marine tourism, leisure, recreation, and water sports activities. These activities offer new job opportunities for fishermen displaced by the trawling ban. The man-made shoreline was selected to minimize the ecological impact of building waterfront facilities. The adjacent Science Park offers convenient public transport, and ample parking, retail and restaurant facilities.

“The Hong Kong community deserves public marine centres where they can store boats cheaply. Hong Kong has a spectacular 1,000km coastline, 280 islands, blue waters and white sand beaches. However, boating is restricted to the super rich who can afford a private marina. Facilities are needed for the public to keep boats and water sports equipment safe at a low cost. After all, a surfboard does not fit in your home, you can’t take it on the minibus, you can’t take it on the MTR and few people can afford a car,” said Paul Zimmerman, CEO, Designing Hong Kong Limited.

Pak Shek Kok is one of several locations identified for new facilities in Designing Hong Kong’s research ‘Vibrant Harbours – Water Activation Projects’. Site selection criteria include minimal ecological impacts, presence of leisure marine activities, available land, road access and minimal impact on commercial marine traffic.

The application by Designing Hong Kong, Y/PSK/1, proposes the zoning of a remaining waterfront site at Pak Shek Kok as “Other Specified Uses (Marine Centre)” and “Open Space”. The public can submit comments to the Town Planning Board until 22 February 2013. The same site is proposed to be zoned Residential (Group B) in the new draft Outline Zoning Plan S/PSK/10 for Pak Shek Kok (East) which is open for public comments until 18 March 2013. Designing Hong Kong does not consider this a conflict, as both plans can be combined.

“Implementation of the Public Marine Centre in Tolo Harbour will be a matter of Government to decide on. One option is to include the construction of the marine centre as a ‘Built-Transfer’ requirement with future residential land sales at Pak Shek Kok. Once built, the facilities can be operated by existing or new not-for-profit organisations,” Paul Zimmerman explained.


Layout plan of the public marine centre
擬議規劃大綱圖


For more information 資料:
Submission: Planning Statement 計劃陳述補充
Town Planning Board: http://www.info.gov.hk/tpb/en/plan_application/Y_PSK_1.html 
Background:
http://www.designinghongkong.com/ "Where do I put my canoe?” 


擬議在吐露港興建公共海事設施中心

早前創建香港根據《城市規劃條例》第12A條提出申請修訂土地用途,用於吐露港興建公共海事設施中心。

計劃於白石角香港科技園前方興建之設施包括可存放200艘船的船隻儲存倉,以及可停泊400艘船的浮橋系統。整個計劃造價預計約需2億港幣。

擬議海事設施中心提供足夠的船隻停泊位置,開放吐露港,發展海岸旅遊、休閒娛樂服務及水上運動。同時,此計劃能為因禁止拖網捕魚而失去生計的漁民提供工作機會。而該地是新近填海所得,進行建設對生態的影響極微。鄰近科技園既有的公共交通服務、停車位與零售及飲食商舖亦可為計劃的配套設施,更有效地使用現有資源。

創建香港行政總裁司馬文稱:「香港應該有一個公共海事設施中心,是收費便宜且可讓人擺放船隻。本港擁有一條長1000公里的壯觀海岸線、280個島嶼、湛藍的海洋、白色沙灘……可惜的是只有超級富豪才會有一個合適的空間安心地存放船隻或水上運動器材。你的滑浪板不能放在家、又不可以帶上小巴或港鐵,亦不是人人有車。」

創建香港曾經做過一個名為「共建活力海濱」的研究,列出可興建水上康樂配套設施的地點。選址條件包括:非生態敏感地帶、現有消閒水上活動地區、可用土地、有道路連接以及對海路運輸的影響盡量少。白石角就是其中一個。

是次的申請編號為Y/PSK/1,建議修訂該地區用途為「其他(海事設施中心)」和「休憩用地」。公眾可以在今年2月22日或以前就申請書向城規會提交意見。同時,白石角東分區計劃大綱修訂圖建議將該地改為「住宅( 乙類)」亦正收集市民意見,截止日期為今年3月18日。本公司認為兩項建議之間並無衝突,可以合併。

司馬文解釋:「政府應慎重考慮在吐露港興建公共海事設施中心一事。政府可以選擇未來在售賣鄰近住宅地時加設一條條款讓該私人發展商興建,落成後則交由非牟利機構管理。」

For comments and suggestions, please email info@designinghongkong.com

To add a new subscriber to the Designing Hong Kong newsletter mailing: Click here

If you prefer not to receive our e-news or change your email address, please reply to info@designinghongkong.com marked “unsubscribe” or "change email" and we will update our record accordingly.

Powered by YaNC © 2006 Joomla-addons.org