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Milestones

 

Preliminary research and compilation of the HKIA Master Plan 2030.

  • In June, the AA published the HKIA Master Plan 2030 which outlined two options for HKIA's future development. A three-month public consultation was carried out to collect views and feedback of the public.
  • In December, the AA announced the findings of the independent report compiled by the University of Hong Kong's Social Sciences Research Centre, based on over 24,000 questionnaires received during the public consultation exercise. According to the report, 73% of respondents supported the proposal to expand HKIA into a three-runway system.
  • In March, the Government granted the AA its in-principle approval to adopt, for planning purposes, the three-runway system as the future development direction for HKIA.
  • In August, the AA received the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Study Brief from the Director of Environmental Protection which sets out the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the EIA study. Based on the Study Brief, the AA commenced the EIA studies covering 12 environmental areas, assessing the potential environmental impact of the project.
  • Conducting the EIA study
  • Engaging and communicating with various stakeholders about various aspects of the EIA study. An exhibition and public forums were held in August 2013 to update the public on the progress of the EIA.
  • Developing associated designs for the three-runway system
  • The AA submitted the EIA report to Environmental Protection Department in April 2014
  • The EIA report was available for the public to inspect from June to July 2014
  • Two sessions of public forum were held in June 2014 to gauge the views of the public on the EIA of the 3RS
  • The Director of Environmental Protection approved the EIA report and issued the Environmental Permit on 7 November 2014
  • The Executive Council affirmed the need to have the three-runway system on 17 March.
  • On 8 May 2015, the Lands Department issued a Government Notice for the reclamation works of HKIA’s expansion into a 3RS. In addition, the Town Planning Board issued a Government Notice announcing the amendments to the approved Chek Lap Kok Outline Zoning Plan.
  • The Airport Authority announced the financial arrangements for the 3RS on 29 September.
  • On 26 April, the Chief Executive-in-Council granted the approval for the draft Chek Lap Kok Outline Zoning Plan, as well as the authorisation of the reclamation under the Foreshore and Sea-bed (Reclamations) Ordinance.
  • Construction of three-runway system kicked off on 1 August.