Why Develop Lantau?
Lantau is the largest island in Hong Kong with a strategic geographic location. Upon completion of various major infrastructures, including the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link, Tung Chung New Town Extension (TCNTE) and Hong Kong International Airport Three-Runway system, together with the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area, Lantau will be an international and regional double gateway. For the long-term sustainable development of Hong Kong, Lantau can provide land for social and economic development, and conservation of valuable nature and cultural assets.
What is the Sustainable Lantau Blueprint?
The Sustainable Lantau Blueprint (the Blueprint) outlines the future road map for Lantau. The Blueprint is an update and continuation of the Revised Concept Plan for Lantau in 2007 with the same direction of “Development in the North, Conservation for the South”.
What is the planning vision for Lantau?
The planning vision for Lantau is “balancing development and conservation”, with a view to developing Lantau into a smart and low-carbon community for living, work, business and study. This will benefit Hong Kong people by providing new opportunities associated with land and housing supply, economic development, commerce and trade, leisure, recreation and tourism, and at the same time enhancing the conservation of our natural, cultural and heritage resources.
What does “Connectivity and Accessibility” mean in the Sustainable Lantau Blueprint?
Improvement of the internal and external connectivity for Lantau is essential to meet the transport need arising from sustainable Lantau development. Initiatives include developing strategic railway and road systems as well as studying the opportunity for water transportation. In addition, the Government will undertake a comprehensive study on Lantau’s traffic and transport, and capacity to receive visitors with a view to investigating the feasibility to improve the internal and external connectivity for Lantau with due consideration of its capacity for receiving visitors.