Stage 1 Public Engagement for Tung Chung New Town Extension Study launched

The Planning Department (PlanD) and the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) today (June 12) launched the Stage 1 Public Engagement for the Tung Chung New Town Extension Study.  

Under the Revised Concept Plan for Lantau published in 2007, Tung Chung is to be developed into a new town accommodating a population of 220,000. The engineering infrastructure works for Phases 1, 2 and 3A of the Tung Chung New Town development have already been completed, supporting a population of about 108,000. As part of the Government's enhanced efforts to increase housing land supply, the feasibility of planning and engineering for the remaining development of Tung Chung New Town will be evaluated with a view to meeting Hong Kong's long-term housing demand and the aspirations of Tung Chung residents. The aims of the Study are to explore Tung Chung's development potential and opportunities, determine the scope of the Tung Chung extension, and improve public facilities for the community and the region as a whole.

During Stage 1 of the three-stage public engagement exercise, the PlanD and the CEDD will brief and consult the Islands District Council, the Tung Chung Rural Committee, the Town Planning Board, the Legislative Council, professional institutions, green groups and community stakeholders. A roving exhibition will be held from June 18 to July 6 and a public forum will take place on July 7. The views collected in Stage 1 will be used to formulate the Preliminary Outline Development Plan.

Details about the Stage 1 Public Engagement, including the consultation documents, roving exhibition and public forum are available on the Study's website ( Members of the public are invited to participate in the activities and send in their comments through the following channels on or before August 12:

Planning Department
Fax: 2367 2976
Post: Sai Kung and Islands District Planning Office, 15/F, Sha Tin Government Offices,1 Sheung Wo Che Road, Sha Tin

Civil Engineering and Development Department
Fax: 2577 5040
Post: Hong Kong Island and Islands Development Office, 13/F, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point

Ends/Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Issued at HKT 15:31