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Permanent Secretary for Development (Works)
(3509 8278)
  • To assist Secretary for Development (SDEV) in steering the transformation of Kowloon East into an attractive, alternative Central Business District

  • To assist SDEV in formulating policies in regard to increasing land supply initiative, procurement strategy, slope safety, lift safety, flood prevention, water supply, greening, landscape, tree management and the delivery of the Public Works Programme; and to ensure the efficient implementation of such policies

  • To assist SDEV in securing support of the public and Legislative Council (LegCo); and in dealing with LegCo businesses

  • To housekeep Architectural Services Department, Civil Engineering and Development Department, Drainage Services Department, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department and Water Supplies Department

  • To provide strategic input to directorate succession planning and leadership development in respect of Works group of departments and to steer and implement re-organisation plans where necessary

  • To serve as Controlling Officer for resources allocated to Works Branch and to ensure their proper deployment

  • To oversee liaison with the construction industry, in particular in regard to co-operation with the Construction Industry Council and the Construction Workers Registration Authority

  • To explore opportunities for co-operation between stakeholders of the local construction industry and their Mainland counterparts and to promote local professional services outside Hong Kong

  • To assist SDEV in formulating policies in regard to development-related heritage conservation so as to enable a close interface between development and heritage conservation

  • To manage staff resources in Works Branch
Heritage, Programme and Resources Division
Deputy Secretary for Development (Works) 1
(3509 8272)
  • To oversee the formulation of policies on heritage conservation, devise new initiatives on heritage conservation, oversee the work of the Commissioner for Heritage's Office as well as provide policy support and guidance to the Antiquities and Monuments Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department

  • To assist in overseeing the implementation of the Public Works Programme by reviewing and updating procedures and practices; as well as monitoring the overall spending on public works projects

  • To oversee the formulation of policy and strategy on greening, landscape and tree management

  • To oversee the provision of support to and liaison with the statutory Construction Industry Council

  • To oversee branch administration, resourcing planning, media relations and publicity matters as well as financial management of bureau resources

  • To monitor the overall financial management, manpower and public relations matters of the Works Group of Departments
Principal Assistant Secretary (Works)
(Special Duty)
  • To assist in reviewing the tree management coordination mechanism, in collaboration with Head of Greening, Landscape and Tree Management Section

  • To assist in coordinating works policy input on climate change and biodiversity including providing input to papers for the Legislative Council, Policy Committee and Steering Committee on Climate Change, providing input to the Climate Change Action Plan 2030+, and attending meetings of the Climate Change Working Group on Infrastructure

  • To handle and coordinate project-based assignments straddling Works Branch divisions

  • To assist in the development of strategic public communication plans on controversial issues concerning tree management
Commissioner for Heritage's Office
Commissioner for Heritage
(3509 8270)
  • To assist Deputy Secretary for Development (Works) 1 in the implementation and monitoring of policies on heritage conservation and to devise and take forward new initiatives on heritage conservation, including but not limited to -
    (a) implementation of the "Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme";
    (b) implementation of the heritage impact assessment mechanism for new capital works projects;
    (c) devising economic incentives for conservation of privately-owned historic buildings;
    (d) extending financial assistance on maintenance to privately-owned graded historic buildings; and
    (e) taking forward heritage conservation and revitalisation projects.
  • To serve as the focal point of contact on heritage conservation matters both locally and overseas

  • To spearhead the engagement of stakeholders and the public in the implementation of heritage conservation initiatives and to liaise with concerned organisations on related matters

  • To provide policy support and guidance to the Antiquities and Monuments Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department

  • To conduct research on policies, legislation and practices on heritage conservation both locally and overseas

  • To oversee the handling of enquiries, complaints and suggestions from the public and media on heritage conservation matters
Chief Assistant Secretary (Works) 2
(3509 8332)
  • To assist Commissioner for Heritage (C for H) in the implementation and monitoring of policies on heritage conservation

  • To assist C for H in taking forward the "Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme" including -
    (a) overseeing the operation of the Scheme Secretariat;
    (b) examining proposals from applicants and making recommendations to the Advisory Committee on Revitalisation of Historic Buildings;
    (c) drafting agreements on tenancy and other administrative arrangements;
    (d) handling applications for grants;
    (e) overseeing the operation of successful applications and ensuring compliance of tenancy and other conditions;
    (f) monitoring the physical conditions of the historic buildings through regular inspection; and
    (g) conducting publicity activities.
  • To handle other heritage conservation related projects, e.g. Central Police Station project

  • To ensure the smooth implementation of the heritage impact assessment mechanism in new capital works projects

  • To implement the scheme to provide financial assistance for the maintenance works of privately-owned graded historic buildings

  • To assist C for H in engaging the public and stakeholders in the implementation of heritage conservation initiatives

  • To assist C for H in conducting research on policies, legislation and practices on heritage conservation both locally and overseas
Policy and Development Section
Principal Assistant Secretary (Works) 1
(3509 8275)
  • To liaise with and provide support to the operation of the statutory Construction Industry Council (CIC) and to act as the focal point of liaison between the Government and CIC, and to handle matters and coordinate inputs to the Consultancy Study on Development Strategy for the Hong Kong Construction Industry – Vision 2030, including the coordination of the next phase of study covering construction costs, quality of work and project overrun

  • To formulate and implement construction manpower resource policies, including spearheading with CIC and other relevant training institutions to further develop progression pathways for skilled workers to upgrade their skill, and academic and professional level, overseeing the relevant manpower forecasts for construction skilled workers, supervisors, technicians and professionals, and promoting the youthful, professional and vibrant image of the industry thus attracting more new talents to the industry

  • To take forth the implementation of the remaining phase of the Construction Workers Registration Ordinance, to promote the registration of construction workers under their specialised trades through senior workers registration and promotion of skill trade tests before the implementation target by April 2017, to engage the construction industry in the above initiatives, and to oversee the drafting and to secure passage of the subsidiary legislation within the 2016/17 legislative session to implement the relevant requirements

  • To formulate and oversee the implementation of the enhancements to the Supplementary Labour Scheme in respect of construction workers to take into account special characteristics of the construction industry in respect of public works related applications

  • To assist in overseeing the early phase of implementation of the Construction Industry Recruitment Centre to enhance the arrangements for priority employment of local workers under the Supplementary Labour Scheme in respect of construction workers

  • To coordinate within the Works Branch (in the preparation of Policy Agenda, Budget, etc.) and to prepare speeches for senior officials on construction-related issues
Works Policies 3 Section
Chief Assistant Secretary (Works) 6
(3509 8336)
  • To assist the Construction Workers Registration Board under the Construction Industry Council (CIC) in implementing the Construction Workers Registration Ordinance (CWRO) including providing support to its committees and assist Principal Assistant Secretary (Works) 1 (PAS(W)1) in reviewing and making necessary legislative amendments to facilitate the implementation of the remaining phase of the Ordinance

  • To assist PAS(W)1 in monitoring the manpower situation in the construction industry and formulating manpower strategy including training of professionals, supervisors and workers and publicity and promotion programme to uplift the image of the construction industry

  • To assist in overseeing and monitoring the implementation of training initiatives of the CIC

  • To assist in formulating and implementing manpower resource policies including education, training and qualifications of staff in professional and technical grades in the Works Group of Departments

  • To assist in formulating policies on and management of the Graduate, Undergraduate and Vocation Training Schemes
Greening, Landscape and Tree Management Section
Head of Greening, Landscape and Tree Management Section
(3509 8271)
  • To assist Deputy Secretary for Development (Works) 1 in formulating policies and strategies on greening, landscape and tree management to ensure seamless integration from landscape design and planting in the upstream to vegetation maintenance in the downstream

  • To oversee the work of the Greening and Landscape Office

  • To oversee the work of the Tree Management Office

  • To oversee the co-ordination of greening, landscape and tree management matters and set up protocol of liaison with relevant bureaux and departments, and to deal with cross-bureaux and cross-departmental issues

  • To serve as the focal point of contact on greening, landscape and tree management matters both locally and overseas

  • To oversee manpower development; community involvement and public education programmes; and handling of enquiries, complaints and suggestions from the public and media on greening, landscape and tree management matters
Head of Greening and Landscape Office
(3509 8326)
  • To assist Head of Greening, Landscape and Tree Management Section in the formulation of policies, strategies and measures on greening and landscape matters

  • To uphold the overall quality of landscape architectural service delivered by Landscape Architects in the Government

  • To oversee the annual greening programme in the Government as well as formulation and implementation of the Greening Master Plans

  • To provide landscape advisory input in the planning and development process of large-scale Government and private projects

  • To assist in handling matters relating to research, community involvement, public education, manpower development and complaint handling on greening and landscape matters
Head of Tree Management Office
(3509 8327)
  • To assist Head of Greening, Landscape and Tree Management Section in the formulation of policies, strategies and measures on tree management

  • To ensure effective implementation of the "integrated approach" to vegetation management

  • To lead departments in handling complex cases concerning tree management

  • To oversee the development, implementation and review, as appropriate, of tree risk assessment arrangements

  • To assist in handling matters relating to research, community involvement, public education, manpower development, complaint handling and emergency response arrangement on vegetation management
Finance Section
Chief Treasury Accountant (Finance)
(3509 8329)
  • To oversee financial management of Works Branch resources and to advise on accounting and financial matters

  • To oversee procurement and supplies functions

  • To monitor Public Works Programme expenditure and to provide financial report and cash flow analysis

  • To review financial criteria for retention on Approved Contractors Lists and award of public works contracts

  • To perform financial assessment of public works contractors

  • To perform assessment of financial viability and sustainability of projects for revitalising historic buildings and to monitor financial performance of such projects
Secretariat Press Office (Development)
Secretariat Press Officer (Development)
(3509 8330)
  • To handle media relations and publicity matters for the Planning and Lands Branch, Lands Department and Land Registry

  • To handle media relations and publicity matters for the Works Branch and Works Group of Departments, except the Highways Department

  • To provide public relations advice to the Permanent Secretaries
Administration and Resource Management Section
Principal Executive Officer (Works)
(3509 8328)
  • To support the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works) on steering the structured posting and development planning for directorate officers in the Engineer Grade and on Directorate Succession Planning in Works Group of Departments

  • To advise and support the senior management on grade
    management and staff matters in Works Group of  Departments

  • Branch administration and human resource management

  • To oversee resource planning and management in respect of the Works Branch and departments under its purview