Appointment of Town Planning Board members

     The Government announced today (April 3) that the Chief Executive has appointed six official and 24 non-official members to the Town Planning Board (TPB) for a new two-year term from April 1, 2024, to March 31, 2026.
     The Permanent Secretary for Development (Planning and Lands) has been reappointed as the Chairperson of the TPB. Veteran member Mr Stephen Liu Ling-hong has been appointed as the Vice-chairperson.
     The Secretary for Development, Ms Bernadette Linn, said that non-official members of the TPB have a good mix of backgrounds. Their multidisciplinary expertise and wealth of experience will contribute to the work of the TPB in discharging its statutory functions under the Town Planning Ordinance (Cap. 131) (TPO).
     TPB members are also appointed to serve on the TPB's two planning committees, namely the Metro Planning Committee (MPC) and the Rural and New Town Planning Committee (RNTPC). The Director of Planning has been reappointed as the Chairperson of both the MPC and the RNTPC. Ms Sandy Wong Hang-yee and Mr Daniel Lau King-shing have been appointed as the Vice-chairperson of the MPC and the RNTPC respectively.
     "We are deeply grateful to the retiring members for their contributions during their tenure. We also look forward to working closely with TPB members of the new term to further the development of Hong Kong," Ms Linn said.
     The TPB is a statutory body established under section 2 of the TPO with a view to promoting the health, safety, convenience and general welfare of the community through the systematic preparation and approval of plans for the layout of areas of Hong Kong.
     The full membership of the TPB for the new term, as set out below, will be published in the Gazette on April 5, 2024.
Permanent Secretary for Development (Planning and Lands)
Official Members
Director of Planning
Deputy Secretary for Transport and Logistics 1, or alternate representative
Director of Home Affairs, or alternate representative
Director of Environmental Protection, or alternate representative
Director of Lands, or alternate representative
Non-official Members
Mr Stephen Liu Ling-hong (Vice-chairperson)
Professor Roger Chan Chun-kwong
Ms Kelly Chan Yuen-sau*
Dr Cheng Cho-ming*
Mrs Vivian Cheung Kar-fay
Mr Stanley Choi Tak-shing
Mr Chung Kum-wah*
Mr Ho Kui-yip
Mr Ip Chung-man*
Mr Ryan Ip Man-ki*
Mr Daniel Lau King-shing
Mr Leung Ka-wing
Mr Lui Sau-shun
Dr Venus Lun Yuen-ha
Mr Ma Kam-wah
Mr Rocky Poon Lock-kee*
Professor Tang Bo-sin*
Professor Bernadette Tsui
Ms Sandy Wong Hang-yee
Mr Simon Wong Kit-lung*
Professor Jonathan Wong Woon-chung
Mr Wong Yuk-sun*
Mr Derrick Yip Siu-ming*
Mr Ricky Yu Wai-yip
*New members
Ends/Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Issued at HKT 19:56