DSD believes that effective communications with stakeholders is vital to the successful delivery of our projects and the highlights of 2013-14 are as follows.
To intensify the public’s understanding of sewage treatment works in caverns and the relocation project, we adopted an innovative “Experiential, Multi-platform and Iconic” approach in conducting the public engagement activities. The Stage 2 public engagement exercise was conducted from July to October 2013 to consult the public on the results and recommendations of the preliminary technical assessments.
During the public engagement exercise, we carried out a wide range of activities:
In the upcoming investigation and design stage, we will continue to engage the public and stakeholders so as to jointly optimise and implement the relocation project.
We conducted the second stakeholder engagement workshop of HVUSSS on 6 December 2013. A number of key stakeholders, including members from Wan Chai District Council, Hong Kong Jockey Club and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, attended the workshop and paid a visit to the site works.
In addition, focus group meetings were held with Wan Chai District Council, Area Committees and local residents to seek their advice on enhancing and refining the construction arrangements.
We arranged presentation and group activities for the schools at Happy Valley to introduce the project and the basic concepts of flood prevention.
In 2010 and 2011, we conducted a two-stage public engagement exercise titled “Building our Kai Tak River”. Based on the outcome of the exercise, new elements have been incorporated in reconstructing and revitalising Kai Tak River to turn it into an attractive green river and townscape feature to enhance visual quality and image.
Since commencement of construction works in 2011, we have maintained close dialogues with the stakeholders, including Wong Tai Sin District Council, the schools and residents in the vicinity, with a view to understanding their concerns and minimising the nuisance to the locals.
During planning stage of village sewerage projects, DSD and the Environmental Protection Department carry out consultation with the relevant District Councils, Rural Committees, Village Representatives and local villagers. The consultation covers the proposed sewerage schemes, sewer alignments, locations of sewage pumping stations, as well as the responsibilities of villagers upon completion of works, in particular the connection works to the public sewerage by themselves and payment of sewage services charges afterwards.
In the course of construction, we liaise with the Village Representatives and villagers on the construction arrangements with a view to minimising nuisance. We post notices at the village access and other prominent locations to indicate the extent of works and the anticipated construction period. We will also agree with the house owners on the locations of terminal manholes. Upon works completion, we will then brief the house owners again on the connection works to the public sewerage.
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