Since the Airport Authority (AA) started preparing the HKIA Master Plan 2030 back in 2008, we have been reaching out to a wide spectrum of stakeholders to seek their views and explain the development plans for Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). These communications have been stepped up throughout the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study to ensure a high level of transparency and active stakeholder participation. From November 2008 to October 2015, over 1,400 engagement activities have been held – including briefings, seminars, discussion forums and airport visits.
Community Liaison Groups and Professional Liaison Group
To enhance communication with the community in a proactive way, the AA set up five Community Liaison Groups (CLGs) in 2012 in the neighbouring districts of HKIA, namely: Islands, Kwai Tsing, Shatin, Tsuen Wan and Tuen Mun. The CLGs have a total of about 160 members which include district councillors and community leaders. The AA leverages on the CLGs to exchange views with the community on the latest airport developments, hence enhancing airport services and contribute to the betterment of these districts. In addition, the CLGs are also platforms for the AA to update the community leaders and listen to their views on various topics related to HKIA and the three-runway system project, including the environmental issues. Please click here for the meeting materials.
The AA has also set up the Professional Liaison Group comprising relevant professional/ experts to facilitate communications, enquiries and complaints handling on all environmental issues related to the three-runway system project. Relevant information of the project including the detailed design, the progress of construction and operation as well as environmental monitoring and audit results will be shared with the groups. Please click here for the meeting materials.
Technical Briefing Groups
During the EIA stage, the AA had set up four Technical Briefing Groups (TBGs) comprising experts and academia with technical expertise in specific environmental aspects, including noise, air quality, marine ecology and fisheries, and Chinese White Dolphins. Field trips and apron visits have also been held for members to check out the environment and relevant airport operations. Please click here for the meeting materials.
Area Committee Visits
In an effort to deepen community outreach, over 550 members of the 20 Area Committees from residential districts along the flight path were invited to a briefing on HKIA's development environmental aspects (e.g. aircraft noise) and green initiatives, followed by a tour of the airport's facilities.
School Talks and Visits
To enhance students' understanding of the importance of our airport’s development and economic growth of Hong Kong, we arranged briefings and airport visits for university and secondary schools. From April 2010 through October 2015, we organised more than 400 visits and received around 22,000 secondary and tertiary students. Please click here to make bookings.
Exhibitions, public forums and publications
Rounds of public forums were held during the public consultation period for the HKIA Master Plan 2030 and during the EIA study period. Exhibitions introducing HKIA’s future development – including projected aviation demand, expansion plans and planned three-runway airport layout – is also held at the following venue:
- G/F, HKIA Tower, Hong Kong International Airport (non-restricted area)
Opening hours: 0900 – 1750 (Monday to Friday)