Exhibition staged on New Landscape of Central Government Offices

An exhibition entitled "Restoring Green Central - The New Landscape of Central Government Offices" will be held from tomorrow (November 10) until November 19, at the International Finance Centre (IFC) Mall, Central.  

The Central Government Offices (CGO) Complex is one of eight projects under the "Conserving Central" initiative announced in the Chief Executive's 2009-10 Policy Address.  The connected Main and East Wings will be preserved for use by the Department of Justice.  The West Wing, which is of low historical significance and architectural merit, will be redeveloped to make way for commercial uses and public open space totalling 6,800 square metres.

A spokesman for the Development Bureau (Devb) said, "A two-month public consultation  exercise on the new landscape of the CGO was launched on September 17.  We have been consulting the Legislative Council's Panel on Development and the Central and Western District Council, and are meeting with the relevant professional institutes. We now aim to reach out to the public and collect their views by staging an exhibition."

The exhibition, jointly organised by the Devb, the Planning Department (PlanD) and the Central and Western District Council, will display a model and computer animation featuring a notional scheme for the proposed redevelopment of the West Wing.  It will be open to the public from 10am to 6.30pm at the IFC Mall, podium level one.  Admission is free.

A similar exhibition is also being held at the Planning and Infrastructure Exhibition Gallery at the Murray Road Multi-storey Car Park Building in Central.

Details about the exhibitions and the proposed scheme are available on the websites of the Devb (www.devb.gov.hk) and the PlanD (www.pland.gov.hk) respectively.

The public are welcome to send their views and comments on the proposed scheme to the Special Duties Section of the PlanD by post (address: 15/F, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong), by fax (2577 3075) or via email (sdpd@pland.gov.hk) by November 30, 2010.

Ends/Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Issued at HKT 18:23