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Initiatives of Development Bureau
in the 2009-10 Policy Address and Policy Agenda

   
  Download LegCo Panel Paper documentPDF. in PDF format
Annex 1PDF. Annex 2 PDF.
   
  INTRODUCTION
  The Chief Executive (CE) delivered the 2009-10 Policy Address on 14 October 2009 entitled "Breaking New Ground Together". This is supported by the Policy Agenda Booklet which lists the HKSAR Government’s new and ongoing initiatives. This paper elaborates on those initiatives under the Development Bureau (DEVB). 
   
  POLICY ADDRESS AND POLICY AGENDA INITIATIVES
 

The work of DEVB will mainly contribute to the two themes of "Developing the Infrastructure for Economic Growth" and "Quality City and Quality Life". We will also strive to enhance public governance and improve services to the public. An extract of all new and ongoing initiatives under DEVB as contained in the 2009-10 Policy Agenda Booklet is at Annex 1. Major items are highlighted in the paragraphs below.

   
  Initiatives under "Developing the Infrastructure for Economic Growth"
   
  Initiatives under "Quality City and Quality Life"
   
  CONCLUSION
 

We welcome Members' feedback and pledge to work closely with LegCo in taking forward DEVB's policy initiatives. In the next three months, we aim to further discuss with the Development Panel and the Subcommittee on Harbourfront Planning under the Panel the following items –

  • Enhancing lift safety in Hong Kong and proposal to amend the Lifts and Escalators (Safety) Ordinance (Cap 327)
  • Optimising the use of industrial buildings to meet Hong Kong's changing economic and social needs
  • Enhancing the delivery of Kai Tak Development and proposed creation of a D2 post
  • Study on Land Use Planning for the Closed Area
  • North East New Territories New Development Areas Planning and Engineering Study
  • Urban Design Study on the New Central Harbourfront
  • Public Open Space in private developments
  Development Bureau
15 October 2009