新聞稿 2013年5月1日- 呼籲擴大海事處改革範圍
新聞稿 – 海事行業向運輸及房屋局局長請願，要求解決船隻泊位不足問題。 Press Release – Petition of the Secretary for Transport and Housing for safe moorings by the Marine Industry
在2013年4月30日，超過60名遊艇業大聯盟、南區造船業總會、「創建香港」、Hong Kong Marine Industry Association、船主、船員及海事行業代表向運輸及房屋局局長遞交一封聯署請願信，要求解決香港的船隻繫泊位嚴重不足的問題。
截至2012年，海事處已向7,920艘遊艇，4,103 艘交通、漁船及舷外機開敞式舢舨發牌，即本港共有12,023艘船用於旅遊、休閒、娛樂、釣魚和水上運動的船隻發牌。但是，私人遊艇碼頭的繫泊位只有 2,280個，私人繫泊位只有950個，即香港總共只有3,230個安全繫泊位。
Over 1400 people signed within 9 hours to object to PLA pier in Central. Thank you for your support. Together we make Hong Kong a livable city!
We do NOT object to ceremonial visits of PLA vessels, and the opportunity of the public to visit vessels.
We do Object to zoning the area for a large development, and for permanent military use.
Enclosed is the objection submitted by Designing Hong Kong to the Town Planning Board regarding the rezoning of Central’s waterfront for the PLA berth.
1) DHK Objection submitted to the Town Planning Board
Designing Hong Kong today proposes to include typhoon shelters and piers in all new reclamations.
27 March 2013
Mid-March, the Marine Department has issued demand letters to 100s of boats in Aberdeen Harbour for exceeding the length of their designated mooring. In addition, others have received notice reminding the owner of the mooring that he must also be the owner of the boat using that mooring. As many private moorings are sublet this is further creating mayhem.
Boat owners have been given two weeks’ notice to vacate their mooring when found in breach. The Marine Department in a meeting this morning refused to extend the notice period till November when the typhoon season ends.
With a dramatic shortfall of sheltered moorings in Hong Kong, an estimated hundred pleasure boats will be left without shelter at the start of the 2013 typhoon season. Rumours have it that a few privately held moorings have seen their rental increase by more than 100% for use next month.
As CEO of Designing Hong Kong we call on Government to urgently create public marine centres throughout Hong Kong, to address the shortfall of safe moorings for the increasing number of boats used for tourism, pleasure, recreation and sports. This shortfall of moorings makes it impossible for people – except for the super rich – to enjoy Hong Kong’s magnificent shore lines and beautiful waters.
For more information, please contact Denis Leung at 9618-8378.
CEO, Designing Hong Kong
Invitation for “Waterfront Activation projects” Briefing and Q&A
We invite members of the public who are interested to join one of the briefings at their convenience. Please contact Debby Chan via firstname.lastname@example.org or 3104 3107 to reserve your seat:
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Time: 18:30 – 19:30
Thursday, 28 March 2013
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Place: Designing Hong Kong office, Unit 7, 5/F, Eastern Harbour Centre, 28 Hoi Chak Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Background information: Vibrant Harbours
Waterfront Activation Projects in Tolo Harbour and throughout Hong Kong.
To make the enjoyment of Hong Kong’s beautiful waters and coast lines affordable for all people, Designing Hong Kong is proposing new public marine facilities. Some 18 projects have been selected based on minimal ecological impact, existing marine activities, available land, road access and other conditions. Proposals are being made to relevant Government Department, District Councils and Town Planning Board, including a Section 12A application (No. Y/PSK/1) for the zoning of a waterfront site at Pak Shek Kok as “Other Specified Uses (Marine Centre)” and “Open Space”.
The 18 projects include : (Updated on 20 March 2013)
- Tolo Harbour Marine Recreation Centre
- To Tau Beach Boat Rental Club
- Tam Mun Tsai Boat Services Centre
- Hebe Haven Marina Enhancement
- East Channel Anchorage and Boat Rental Club
- Junk Bay Marine Recreation Centre
- Yau Tong Bay Marine Recreation Centre
- Kwun Tong (Kai Tak) Mooring Area
- Wanchai Marine Recreation Centre
- Tai Tam Marine Recreation Centre
- Shek-O Quarry Marine Recreation Centre
- Stanley Bay Typhoon Shelter
- Aberdeen Harbour Boat Services (Ap Lei Chau Praya Road)
- Aberdeen Harbour Boat Services (Po Chong Wan)
- Ocean Park Marine Recreation Centre
- Deep Water Bay Public Pier
- Stanley Beach Enhancement
- To Tei Wan Enhancement
時間：18:30 – 19:00
如欲前往，請提前跟職員Debby Chan 聯絡以便留座。電郵: Debby@designinghongkong.com or 3104 3107
Press Release 5 February 2013
Proposal for a public marine centre in Tolo Harbour submitted
Hong Kong, 5 February 2013 – Designing Hong Kong has submitted a Section 12a 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
“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 organisatio
On Friday 16 December 2011, the Town Planning Board rejected the development of a marina, hotel and luxury housing on Lamma. This, despite the financial firepower from a listed company, and the employment of a senior member of the Town Planning Board and a well-known person in Hong Kong’s sailing scene. (Planning Application Y/I-LI/1). (http://www.bol-hk.com/) (more…)