Note: The development project boundary, alignment and station location of railway and major roads projects under-planning as shown are indicative only. The exact boundary, alignment and station location are subject to further review. For cross-boundary railway projects, the associated alignment and station location are subject to further discussion with Mainland authorities.
Hung Shui Kiu/Ha Tsuen New Development Area (HSK/HT NDA)
This NDA is located on the west of the Northern Metropolis and near the Shenzhen Bay Port. With its geographical proximity to Qianhai, this NDA will be connected with Qianhai by the Hong Kong- Shenzhen Western Rail Link under planning. It will also be connected with the Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands by railway and subsequently with the Hong Kong Island and the airport. The HSK/HT NDA can interconnect with the Qianhai Cooperation Zone to become a “modern service centre”, providing professional services and modern logistics as well as serving as a regional commercial centre.
The works for the First Phase Development of HSK/HT NDA have commenced in 2020 and the population intake for the first batch of public housing development is expected in 2024. The Government gazetted the road works and sewerage works under the Second Phase Development in September 2022. Target commencement date of the site formation and infrastructure works is early 2024 for completion by phases from 2030 to 2032, subject to funding approval of the Finance Committee of Legislative Council.
As a modern service centre, HSK/HT NDA will provide not less than 2 million square meters of commercial floor area. Among them, a number of commercial sites is planned adjoining the Hung Shui Kiu Station (around 10.6 hectares), together with other sites for commercial/residential development, can provide more than 1 million square metres of commercial floor area. With site formation work of these sites scheduled for completion in 2026, the properties can be completed in 2030, thereby driving the economic development of the entire area. We have also reserved land in HSK/HT NDA and Yuen Long South to support multiple industrial users ranging from logistics and port back-up uses, vehicle servicing and maintenance, construction of modular integrated construction units, to modern manufacturing. Some of the land can be used for the development of multi-storey buildings (MSBs).
The Government aims at rolling out the sites near the Yuen Long Innopark and in HSK for the development of MSBs as early as possible for tender progressively. They offer over 720,000 square metres of floor space, of which about 220,000 square metres can be used for accommodating affected brownfield operators.
We propose to expand the Hung Shui Kiu/Ha Tsuen New Development Area to LTP to further increase housing and economic land, as well as reserve land for a Coastal Protection Park. Relevant feasibility study has commenced and is expected to be completed in 2024.
Yuen Long South New Development Area (YLS NDA)
YLS NDA, adjacent to Hung Shui Kiu/Ha Tsuen New Development Area, is the southern extension of Yuen Long New Town. It will be one of the main sources of future land supply for housing. We hope that through comprehensive planning and upgrading of infrastructure, the underutilised rural land and inefficient brownfields in the area will be transformed to more suitable uses to improve the environment.
The funding for the works for the First Phase Development and detailed design for the remaining phases was approved by the Legislative Council in June 2022. The site formation and infrastructure works for the First Phase Development commenced in August 2022, with the first population intake expected in 2029. In addition, an intensification review of the Third Phase Development is being conducted, including the possible expansion of the development area to cover adjacent rural land while not affecting the overall development programme.
Land is also reserved in YLS for multi-storey buildings for modern industries, some of which can be developed to facilitate the development of the modern logistics industry.
Yuen Long is a new town developed from a traditional market town, with an area of about 561 ha and a population of about 170 000. Residential development is the predominant land use, and there are different types of retail activities. Two industrial clusters in the form of Yuen Long InnoPark and Tung Tau Industrial Area are located to the north of the town centre, providing employment opportunities for the locals.
Tin Shui Wai is one of the third generation of New Towns with an area of about 406 ha and a population of about 278 000. It is mainly planned for residential use to provide a mix of private and public housing to meeting the demand for housing in Hong Kong. To the northeastern portion of the new town is the Hong Kong Wetland Park, which was opened to the public in 2006 and now becoming a world-class conservation, education and tourism facility.