As announced in the 2020 Policy Address, the Government will implement the Invigorating Island South initiative to develop the Southern District into a place full of vibrancy, vigour and velocity for people to work, live, explore new ideas and have fun.  The multi-disciplinary Invigorating Island South Office (IISO), set up under the Development Bureau in February 2021, will engage and collaborate with stakeholders, and co-ordinate and implement the following key projects under the initiative:

  1. enhancing the cultural and leisure facilities in the vicinity of Aberdeen and Wong Chuk Hang;
  2. exploring the expansion of the Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter area and the vessel berthing area as well as providing more landing facilities along the coast;
  3. expediting the redevelopment or conversion of old industrial buildings in Wong Chuk Hang through the Government’s policy of revitalising industrial buildings;
  4. exploring room for redevelopment or consolidation of the existing “Government, Institution or Community” sites or facilities in the district; and
  5. beautifying public spaces and enhancing pedestrian connectivity of the Wong Chuk Hang Business Area and the waterfront area while improving the pedestrian environment along Shum Wan Road and Po Chong Wan.

IISO will also join hands with relevant government bureaux/departments on other key projects under the initiative including the rebirth of Ocean Park and revitalisation of Jumbo Floating Restaurant, and exploring new marine tourism routes and the development of a water sports centre at the rehabilitated Shek O Quarry site.

Enquiries and Comments

Postal Address :  G/F, Cheung Kong Center, 2 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Telephone :  (852) 2721 9237
Fax :  (852) 2893 9417
Email Address :  iiso@devb.gov.hk

Invigorating Island South Office

(Map from Lands Department)

Invigorating Island South Conceptual Master Plan (CMP) 1.0
Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen and Ap Lei Chau Areas

Taking cognizance of the key projects contemplated in the Policy Address, we have formulated a CMP covering the Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen and Ap Lei Chau areas – the IIS focus areas.  The CMP is an evolving document which will be updated from time to time, after studying various opportunities and constraints, co-ordination within the Government, and following dialogues with the community.

The following IIS broad strategies are adopted in the CMP –

Please click on the image below for details of the CMP.

Design Competition on Green Link in Wong Chuk Hang
Call for Entries 

This Design Competition aims at gathering innovative design ideas for creating a Green Link from MTR Wong Chuk Hang Station to Aberdeen Country Park through a series of attractive sitting-out areas and pedestrian facilities.  Online registration until 22 October 2021.  For more details, please visit the following website and view the poster here: 

https://www.hkia.net/en/competition/greenlinkcompetition/index.html