Kowloon East is transforming into another core business district of Hong Kong. The Government is studying the relocation of the existing government facilities in the two action areas of Kowloon East to expedite the release of development potential. The Kwun Tong Action Area (KTAA) is also part of the Kai Tak Fantasy (KTF) project, which is envisioned to become a world-class tourism, entertainment and leisure attraction. The Study is one of the planning and engineering studies to take forward the KTF project.
The study area comprises KTAA, Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter (KTTS) and part of Kai Tak Approach Channel, totaling about 67 hectares (ha). KTAA has an area of about 4.2 ha. The existing facilities include Kwun Tong Ferry Pier Square and Pet Garden, Kei Yip Street Public Toilet and Refuse Collection Point, Kwun Tong Ferry Pier Public Transport Interchange, Cooked Food Market and the temporary Kwun Tong Driving School. Ferry pier facilities include Kwun Tong Pubic Pier, Kwun Tong Ferry Pier and Kwun Tong Vehicular Ferry Pier.The Study commenced in March 2016, and the current stage is to prepare a Preliminary Outline Development Plan for KTAA including the KTTS area. We will consult Kwun Tong Development and Renewal Task Force of Kwun Tong District Council (Consultation Document(Chinese only)) in August 2017, and Housing and Infrastructure Committee of Kowloon City District Council as well as Task Force on Kai Tak Harbourfront Development of Harbourfront Commission later. We will consider the public comments collected and undertake detailed technical assessments for the formulation of the Recommended Outline Development Plan for further consultation at the next stage of the Study. The Study is anticipated to complete in 2018.