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聯合聲明/Joint Statement

不賣政府山 不要地產山
聯合聲明

 
政府山不但是目前特區政府總部所在地,更是香港城市最早規劃的地帶,
早在1841 年開埠時已劃為政府用地,該區的文化景觀保存160 多年至
今,承載着香港的管治及發展歷史,是重要的公共文化資產。發展局建
議,當政府總部於2011 年底遷往添馬艦後,將政府山一大片地盤售予地
產商,拆卸中區政府合署西座,重建成為30 多層高的寫字樓,並將半個
政府山挖空,變成5 層商場和停車場。
我們認為:
1. 業權歸公:政府山屬於香港市民,具有極高的歷史文化價
值,因此應完整保育,絕不應切割出售給私人地產商。
2. 割售政府山並無「凌駕性需要」:港府的財政及外滙儲備共
逾二萬億元,絕無財政壓力;加上在中環、灣仔填海區及西九已
預計有大量甲級寫字樓供應,能充份滿足商業發展的需要。

3. 交通環境超負荷:中環交通擠塞,路邊空氣污染長期超標,
並且逐年惡化,加建商厦只會進一步危害市民健康,增加社會成
本。拆卸西翼、挖山及大規模增建會危害政府山現有的樹木、古
蹟建築及地下遺跡,並會製造大量建築廢料,破壞環境。

4. 假諮詢:這個以保育為名的地產項目,當局以精美的說明書
及模型向市民及城規會推介,似乎要製造一個必然賣地、必然起
樓的既定事實。但自2006 年政府宣佈將總部遷往添馬艦,民間
團體早已提出保育政府山作公共用途,現今政府的建議明顯傾斜
地產發展,諮詢手法實在有欠公平公正。

我們要求:
 

1. 政府確認由公眾繼續持有政府山的業權,並保留現時政府山的規劃
用途 (即「政府、機構及社區」用途)。

 

2. 政府重新草擬以「不賣地」為原則的新規劃方案,進行為期十二個
月的公眾諮詢,與民共議該用地在政府總部遷出後的合適公共用途。

 

3. 政府舉辦政府山開放日,方便市民入內參觀,並委托獨立專家進行
考古調查,以了解政府山的地下遺跡。

 
聯署團體及個人:
中西區關注組
創建香港
環保觸覺
綠領行動
長春社
公共專業聯盟
文化傳承監察
關注城市規劃社區大聯盟
社區發展動力培育
保育中西區古蹟行動
安榮社會服務中心
龍虎山自然面貌關注組
Save Our Shorelines
陳清橋博士
鄭麗琼區議員
黃堅成區議員

 
2010 年11 月23 日

Government Hill: Not for Sale
A Joint Statement


Government Hill, where the current Central Government Offices are, has been the seat of the government since the foundation of Hong Kong as a city. It is an important heritage site where the historic landscape reflects the original planning of the area over 160 years ago.


The Development Bureau has proposed, after the CGO offices are to be moved to Tamar by end 2011, to sell half of Government Hill to a developer, demolish the West Wing, hollow out the hill to build a five-storey shopping mall and carpark, and build a 32-storey commercial tower on top.
We believe:


1. The Government Hill is an important public asset of Hong Kong people. The site has high historic and cultural significance and should be conserved in its entirety. To sell any part of it to a private developer is unacceptable.


2. There is no overriding need to sell part of Government Hill. Currently the government has fiscal and foreign exchange reserves of over HK$2000 billion – there is no financial pressure to sell this site nor any urgent need to add to the supply of Grade A office accommodation as the future Central and Wan Chai reclamation area and West Kowloon will provide more office space.


3. The proposed scheme is a large-scale property development with poor and unsustainable planning which will have a long-term negative impact on the environment of Central District – that is already over-developed with consistent traffic congestion and high level of pollution. Large-scale demolition, excavation and construction will endanger existing trees, heritage buildings, archaeological relics and the historic integrity of this site as well as create excessive construction waste.


4. The present public consultation is another example of government undertaking a false-consultation – having already announced advanced plans and models and presented its preferred use of the site to the Town Planning Board, the government is merely offering a fait accompli to the public. Since the announcement of CGO buildings were to be transferred to Tamar in 2006, community groups have demanded that the CGO site be conserved for public use, but it appears now that the government has given preferential treatment to property developers – which is highly inappropriate and against the principles of fair and open governance.


We strongly request that:

1. The government acknowledges the public ownership of the site and retain its current land use (that is, Government, Institution and Community)


2. Based on the “no land-sale” principle, the government should seek public opinions through a 12-month consultation as to how the CGO Complex should be used by
the public after the relocation of the offices to Tamar.
3. Meanwhile, open days should be organized for the public to visit the CGO complex and an independent preliminary archaeological investigation should be conducted.
Joint signatories:
Central & Western Concern Group
Conservancy Association
Designing Hong Kong
Green Sense
Greeners Action
Professional Commons
Community Alliance for Urban Planning
Community Development Initiative
Heritage Watch
Action Group for the Preservation of Heritage in Central and Western
United Social Service Centre
Lung Fu Shan Environmental Concern Group
Save Our Shorelines
Dr Stephen Chan Ching Kiu
Cheng Lai King, C&W District Councillor
Wong King Shing, C&W District Councillor


23 November 2010

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