Overview of Kai Tak Development
The airport at Kai Tak was relocated to Chek Lap Kok in July 1998. The relocation has offered a good opportunity for major development in the Metro Area.
A Feasibility Study was completed in 1998 followed by a revised scheme in 2001 based on the public concerns over harbour reclamation. Nonetheless, the Court of Final Appeal’s ruling in January 2004 ruled that any proposed reclamation could only be sought in the “overriding public interest”. As a result of the court’s decision, the Government in 2004 commissioned the Kai Tak Planning Review with “zero reclamation” as the starting point to carry out an extensive 3-stage Public Participation Programme, arriving at a Preliminary Outline Development Plan (PODP). After rounds of public consultation and with the guidance of the Town Planning Board, the statutory Kai Tak Outline Zoning Plan (Kai Tak OZP) was formulated. It was approved by the Chief Executive in Council on 6 November 2007.
Kai Tak Development Engineering Study has proposed, reviewed and evaluated key elements of the proposed Kai Tak Development and arrived at a Recommended Outline Development Plan (RODP) with three key milestone implementation years of 2013, 2016 and 2021. Essential infrastructures will be mostly implemented by CEDD whilst individual site development will be implemented by other parties. The detailed assessments under the Engineering Study have demonstrated that the Recommended Outline Development Plan for Kai Tak Development is feasible and acceptable in terms of planning, engineering, traffic, marine, implementation, sustainability and environmental aspects.
Environmental Impact Assesment (EIA) Report has been submitted under the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (EIAO), which demonstrates that Kai Tak Development will comply with environmental standards and legislation after mitigation measures for the construction and operation stages are implemented. The EIA Report was approved on 4 March 2009.
Kai Tak Development is a huge and highly complex development project spanning over 320 hectares with the largest available land fronting Victoria Harbour. It offers opportunities to bring the harbour to the people, provide quality living environment for around 86 000 residents, as well as revitalise all of the surrounding districts such as Kowloon City, Wong Tai Sin and Kwun Tong. What’s more, KTD seeks to practise sustainable development and cultivate a comprehensive network of parks and gardens for everyone to enjoy.
Kai Tak Outline Zoning Plan