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, Cooked Food Market and the temporary Kwun Tong Driving School. Ferry pier facilities include Kwun Tong Pubic Pier, Kwun Tong Ferry Pier and Kwun Tong Vehicular Ferry Pier.
The Study commenced in March 2016, and 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 Housing and Infrastructure Committee of Kowloon City District Council (HIC-KCDC) (Consultation Document (Chinese only)) as well as Task Force on Kai Tak Harbourfront Development of Harbourfront Commission (HC-KTTF) (Consultation Document) in September 2017.
The Study has considered the comments collected during the public consultation exercise and the findings of the technical assessments in formulating the Recommended Outline Development Plan. We consulted DRTF-KTDC in April 2019 (Consultation Document (Chinese only)), and will further consult HC-KTTF and HIC-KCDC in May and July 2019 respectively.
The Study is anticipated to complete in 2019.