Extension of public consultation on new landscape of Central Government Offices

The Development Bureau announced today (November 24) that the public consultation period for the new landscape of the Central Government Offices (CGO) would be extended till the end of this year.

The Development Bureau and Planning Department launched a two-month public consultation exercise on the proposed new landscape on September 17, 2010.  The CGO Complex is one of the eight projects under the "Conserving Central" initiative announced in the Chief Executive's 2009-10 Policy Address.

A spokesman for the Development Bureau said, "Since the public consultation was launched in September, we have consulted the Legislative Council Panel on Development and the Central and Western District Council, and have met with professional institutes.  An exhibition is being held at the Planning and Infrastructure Exhibition Gallery at the Murray Road Multi-storey Car Park Building in Central, as well as at the International Finance Centre (IFC) Mall, co-organised with the Central and Western District Council.  We believe that an extension of the consultation period will facilitate more members of the public and interested organisations to express their views."

Details of the exhibitions and the proposed scheme are available on the websites of the Development Bureau and the Planning Department at www.devb.gov.hk and www.pland.gov.hk.

Views and comments should be sent to the Special Duties Section of the Planning Department 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 December 31, 2010.

Ends/Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Issued at HKT 18:51