The Planning Department aims to set up five theme zones for water activities at the Wan Chai North and North Point harbourfront, Headline Daily reported on Tuesday.
The government’s proposal includes turning the waterfront in the Ex-Public Cargo Working Area in Wai Chai and the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter into a series of water recreational facilities, including platforms, viewing terraces and an overhead suspension bridge.
The department has started a two-month public consultation period for the project which will span 19 hectares of land and 22 hectares of the harbour from Wan Chai to North Point.
According to a government study, the existing harbourfront lacks uniqueness, personality, attractions and activities.
The plan recommends the establishment of five theme zones to inject life into the harbourfront, with the area near the Wan Chai ferry terminal to be developed into a commercial, food and beverage and multifunctional district for tourists and local residents.
Water recreational facilities will be developed at the Ex-Public Cargo Working Area while a spacious community park will be built in North Point.
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