country parks

Country park protection and development mooted in 2017 policy address

CY Leung gave his last policy address as HK Chief Executive today. Once again, the thorny issue of developing part of country parks came up; albeit along with fine sounding guff about conservation:

Policy Address

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SaveOurCountryParks Day 13 December 2015

Join the Country Parks Appreciation Day on December 13:
Post a selfie or several in a park, tag with #SaveOurCountryParks

The Save Our Country Parks Alliance - which includes Hong Kong Outdoors - is calling on everyone to be counted in opposing the voices who seek the use of country parks for development and infrastructure.

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Shrinking country parks ok with government

From Designing Hong Kong:

The Chief Executive has referred the map of the Clear Water Bay Country Park to the Country and Marine Parks Authority to excise an area of 5 hectares for the extension of the South East New Territories landfill.

The Board of the authority could have said no or recommended a new area to be added under section 4 of the Country Park Ordinance (Cap. 208). It did neither.

Instead, the Board spent its time reviewing the need for the landfill extension and failed to ask for a compensation to protect the country park.

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