Dear Members and Friends
Update about Monday’s meeting – unlikely that Planning Department or Environmental Bureau representatives will attend the meeting.
The District Councillors have received written responses to Amy Yung’s questions so it is unlikely that government
officials will attend the meeting in person on:
Here are the official responses by:
Below are the details if you still plan to attend the meeting.
Islands District Council – Monday 26 January 2015, 2.00 pm – 14/F Harbour Building, Pier Row, Central
Amy Yung, the District Councillor for Discovery Bay, has requested the attendance of Environment Bureau, Environment Protection Department and Planning Department to explain the relevant consultation procedures that were undertaken to gain consent from nearby residents for the incinerator near Shek Kwu Chau.
Amy’s request will be enhanced by a strong show of support from South Lantau – so do please make every effort to attend. With District Council elections taking place later this year, it’s a good opportunity to indicate our views to District Councillors seeking re-election.
With other future devastating developments already slated for South Lantau, it’s also an opportunity for us to demonstrate the need for early public consultation and engagement with South Lantau residents.
Amy’s question is about the (lack of) public consultation on the incinerator.
It is on the meeting Agenda for Tourism, Agriculture, Fisheries and Environmental Hygiene Committee:
It is likely that Amy’s question will be raised to the appropriate government departments at about 2.30 pm. Simultaneous translation to English has been arranged.
Some members of the LIM Committee may still take the 12.50 ferry from Mui Wo, arriving at Pier 6 at 1.20 pm, along with our usual placards and banners (at Amy’s request).
The Islands District Council meeting takes place on 14/F, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Row, Central (about 10 minutes walk from Pier 6).
We strongly encourage your support!
The LIM Committee