Kowloon East is transforming into another core business district of Hong Kong. The Government is studying the relocation of the existing government facilities in the two action areas of Kowloon East to expedite the release of development potential. The Kwun Tong Action Area (KTAA) is also part of the Kai Tak Fantasy (KTF) project, which is envisioned to become a world-class tourism, entertainment and leisure attraction.
The study area comprises KTAA, Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter (KTTS) and part of Kai Tak Approach Channel, totaling about 67 hectares (ha). KTAA has an area of about 4.2 ha. The existing facilities include Kwun Tong Ferry Pier Square and Pet Garden, Kei Yip Street Public Toilet and Refuse Collection Point, Kwun Tong Ferry Pier Public Transport Interchange and Cooked Food Market. Ferry pier facilities include Kwun Tong Pubic Pier, Kwun Tong Ferry Pier and Kwun Tong Vehicular Ferry Pier.
The Study commenced in March 2016. We consulted the Kwun Tong Development and Renewal Task Force of Kwun Tong District Council (DRTF-KTDC) on the Preliminary Outline Development Plan for KTAA and water body co-use proposals for the KTTS area (Consultation Document (Chinese only)) in August 2017, and the Housing and Infrastructure Committee of Kowloon City District Council (HIC-KCDC) (Consultation Document (Chinese only)) as well as the Task Force on Kai Tak Harbourfront Development of Harbourfront Commission (HC-KTTF) (Consultation Document) in September 2017.
We have considered the comments collected during the public consultation exercise and the findings of the technical assessments in formulating the Recommended Outline Development Plan (RODP). Between April and September 2019, we have consulted DRTF-KTDC [Consultation Document(April 2019) (Chinese only); Consultation Document (September 2019) (Chinese only)], HC-KTTF (Consultation Document) and HIC-KCDC (Consultation Document (Chinese only)) on the RODP. The Study is anticipated to complete in 2019.