1941 Jan 01
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is a relic from Second World War set up by Japanese army in the name of Greater East Asia Prosperity Circle.
Thenin 1950′s stopped recognising this organisation due to big chaos in election of its official, according to Austin Coates, Assistant of New Territories South at the time.
Rivalry withincaused the administration unable to transfer fund raised by leasing from property for its operation, to proposed , recorded by James Hayes, Assistant of New Territories South in 1960.
Worse still, James Hayes remarked, Cheung Chau Residents Association remained in control of management for Fong Pin Hospital, and transferred the dragon boat shed next to Pak Tei Temple to Dragon Boat Association.
1960 Jan 01
Austin Coates , Assistantof New Territories South of of Hong Kong recorded in 1950’s that then Government recognised as the only official organisation to represent Cheung Chau interest.
is the relic from Second World War set up by Japanese Army in the name of Greater East Asia Prosperity Circle.
For the sake of smooth administration of Cheung Chau after the war, British military allowed it unchanged and keep its organisation as well as its name.
Up until early 1950’s, Government stopped recognising this organisation and cut off communication with it after a big chaos in election of its official.
Thenwas planning to set up a new official body called , and to transfer the fund raised by leasing from ’s properties for its operation to be managed by .
The Government, however, took quite a few years till 1960 to complete the setting up of Cheung Chau Rural Committee.
In between, Cheung Chau Chamber of Commerce took over the job of liaison with Government.
2004 Feb 04
In a Legislative Council Finance Committee, Public Works Subcommittee paper dated 4th Feb 2004, Director of Territory Development (DTD), with the support of Secretary of Housing, Planning and Lands, seek for funding for work to upgrade the roads in Cheung Chau old town, which are not accessible for modern emergency vehicles.
Acting on advice from Fire Service Department, the proposal for construction of 4.5m wide road connecting On Wing Centre and Wo Shun Lane is initiated. It also recommends to widen Kwok Man Road to 4.5m and reconstruct Peak Road.
On March 28th, 2002, public consultation triggered 38 objections including one objection representing over 200 objectors.
The objections were mainly related to land resumption, especially along Peak Road, and tree felling.
Vehicle passing bays at suitable locations along Peak Road was proposed as part of road widening initiative following discussion with objectors.
Two objectors refuse to withdraw their objections in fear of clearance of balcony structure and small hut at Kwok Man Road.
Government took enforcement action accordingly.
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2006 Feb 15
In the Legislative Council Finance Committee – Public Works subcommittee paper dated Feb 15th , 2006, members are invited for discussion on columbaria shortage problem faced by the Government, with a view to seek for funding of $113.6m by Director of Architectural Services and Secretary for Health , Welfare and Food to construct additional columbarium at Diamond Hill.
Government reveals death per year in past 10 years increased from 30,894 in 1995 to 38,683 in 2005 as a result of population growth.
It is expected to increase to 47,000 in 2015.
Cremation rose steadily in last 30 years from 7,300 (35%) in 1975, to 33,000 (86%) in 2005.
As heavily subsidised by tax payer money, government supply of 138,000 niches were all sold out, as of March 2005.
Private supplies from religious bodies are also restricted to members only.
To meet demand, Government now plans to build 10,000 new niches in Cape Collision, Kwai Chung and Wo Hop Shek.
Additional 1,000 niches would be built in Cheung Chau Columbarium by end of 2006 !
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2008 Jan 29
Environmental Protection Department filed a report on site selection dated Jan 29th, 2008, to Panel on Environmental Affairs of Legislative Council.
Engaging a consultant, Camp Dresser & Mckee, site selection narrowed down to 2 potentials, Shek Kwu Chau and Tsang Tsui Ash Lagoons.
Shek Kwu Chau was recommended for its remote location, light population, insignificant visual impact.
Air quality impact would only be limited to Cheung Chau, but residents in Cheung Chau are not located at prevailing downwind direction.
Refuse transfer through marine transport is cost effective throughout Hong Kong to Shek Kwu Chau for its central location in terms of sea traffic.
Drawbacks are massive reclamatiion, erosion of habitat of Chinese White Dolphin, longer construction time and at higher cost.
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