Appointment of Town Planning Board members

The Chief Executive has appointed six official and 32 non-official members to the Town Planning Board (TPB) for a new two-year term from April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2020. The membership was published in the Gazette today (March 29).

The Permanent Secretary for Development (Planning and Lands) and Professor Wong Sze-chun are re-appointed as Chairman and Vice-chairman of the TPB respectively.

A spokesman for the Development Bureau said that the non-official members of the TPB come from various sectors, including architecture, surveying, urban design, business, engineering, environment and sustainable development, legal, social and medical services, housing affairs, transport and media sectors. The TPB members have multi-disciplinary expertise, experiences with planning and related matters and wide exposure, and will contribute to its work in discharging statutory functions.

The members are also appointed to serve on the TPB's two planning committees, namely the Metro Planning Committee and the Rural and New Town Planning Committee.

The TPB is a statutory body established under section 2 of the Town Planning Ordinance 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.

Following is the TPB's full membership for the new term:

Permanent Secretary for Development (Planning and Lands)

Professor Wong Sze-chun

Official Members:
Director of Planning
Deputy Secretary (Transport)1, Transport and Housing Bureau, 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:

The re-appointed members are:

Mr Lincoln Huang Ling-hang
Mr Cheung Hau-wai
Dr Chan Fuk-cheung
Mr Cheung Kwok-kit
Mr Ivan Fu Chin-shing
Mr Wilson Fung Ying-wai
Dr Hau Chi-hang
Mr Sunny Ho Lap-kee
Mr Thomas Ho On-sing
Mr Philip Kan Siu-lun
Mr Alex Lai Ting-hong
Dr Lawrence Li Kwok-chang
Mr Stephen Liu Ling-hong
Professor Liu Tik-sang
Mr David Lui Yin-tat
Miss Winnie Ng Wing-mui
Dr Lawrence Poon Wing-cheung
Ms Sandy Wong Hang-yee
Mr Stephen Yau How-boa
Dr Frankie Yeung
Mr Franklin Yu
Mr Peter Yuen Ka-tat

The new appointees are:

Mr Stanley Choi Tak-shing
Mr Kwok Lit-tung
Mr Daniel Lau King-shing
Ms Lilian Law Suk-kwan
Mr Leung Ka-wing
Professor John Ng Cheuk-yee
Dr Jeanne Ng Chi-yun
Professor Jonathan Wong Woon-chung
Mr Ricky Yu Wai-yip

Ends/Thursday, March 29, 2018
Issued at HKT 12:28