Appointments to Land and Development Advisory Committee announced

The Government today (June 29) announced the appointment of 20 people to the Land and Development Advisory Committee (LDAC) for three years from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2012.

Mr Andrew Liao Cheung-sing is appointed as chairman of the LDAC. The other members, appointed on an ad personam basis, are eight nominees from trade and professional organisations, and 11 non-official members from a wide spectrum of areas, including tourism, medical, social services, environment and conservation, higher education, and creative industries.

The LDAC is tasked to advise the Government, through the Secretary for Development, on policies and procedures in relation to planning, land, buildings matters; and on specific development proposals and projects initiated by non-government or private proponents which carry a broader economic or social value.

A spokesman for the Development Bureau said that the LDAC, formerly known as the Land and Building Advisory Committee (LBAC), had been reorganised to take on a new and additional function of advising on individual land development proposals processed by the newly established Development Opportunities Office, apart from advising on policies and procedures in relation to planning, land, buildings matters. The Development Opportunities Office will also provide secretariat services to the LDAC.

"The membership of the committee has been broadened to facilitate early community input in the work of the Development Opportunities Office, and enable the committee to gauge the sentiments in the wider community on development proposals going through the Development Opportunities Office which would need to carry a broader economic or social value," the spokesman said.

The full membership of the committee is as follows:


Mr Andrew Liao Cheung-sing

Non-official members nominated by professional/trade organisations

Mr Chan Kim-on (Hong Kong Institute of Planners)
Ir Reuben Chu Pui-kwan (Hong Kong Institution of Engineers)
Mr Patrick Lau Hing-tat (Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects)
Mr Glenn Lau Kwing-lam (Hong Kong Institute of Architects)
Mr Stewart Leung Chi-kin (Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong)
Mr Conrad Wong Tin-cheung (Hong Kong Construction Association)
Mr Marco Wu Moon-hoi (Hong Kong Institute of Real Estate Administrators)
Mr Yu Kam-hung (Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors)

Other non-official members

Dr Linda Fan Wong Chi-ning
Associate Professor, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Former member of LBAC

Dr Ko Wing-man
Director of Congruence Medical Services

Mr Larry Kwok Lam-kwong
Member of Hong Kong Tourism Board

Dr Law Chi-kwong
Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong

Professor Joseph Lee Hun-wei
Chair Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong
Member of the Advisory Council on the Environment

Mr Tim Lui Tim-leung
Certified Public Accountant
Member of the University Grants Committee

Dr David Wong Yau-kar
Chief Executive, Business and Professionals Federation of Hong Kong
Member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Transport Advisory Committee

Dr Yau Wing-kwong
Member of Tai Po District Council
Member of Advisory Council on the Environment

Mr Stephen Yip Moon-wah
Managing Director of LandElite Surveyors Ltd
Former member of LBAC

Mr Louis Yu Kwok-lit
Chief Executive, Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Ms Margaret Yuen Ying-lai
Director of Asset Management Services of ISS EastPoint Properties Ltd
Former member of LBAC

Ex-officio members

Secretary for Development
Director of Buildings
Director of Lands
Director of Planning
Government Economist

Ends/Monday, June 29, 2009
Issued at HKT 16:08