5.                 BASELINE LANDSCAPE AND VISUAL MONITORING

 

5.1              Monitoring Parameters

 

Site visits were undertaken on 5 August to 8 August 2014 to review the baseline landscape and visual conditions of each site and its vicinity with regard to parameters assessed in the Section 10, 14 and 15 of the approved EIA Report of West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD). This includes landscape resources (LRs), landscape character areas (LCAs) and viewing condition of Visual Sensitive Receiver (VSR) as summarized below:

 

Table 51 List of Landscape Resources (LRs)

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Landscape Resources (LRs)

WKCD

Underpass

Flyover

LR1 Open Space

LR1.1

Kowloon Park

 

LR1.2

Plaza in front of Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre

 

 

LR1.3

Kowloon Park Drive Rest Garden

*

 

LR1.4

Roof Top Garden on Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal

 

LR1.5

Kowloon Park Drive Playground

 

LR1.6

Canton Road Playground

 

LR1.7

Temporary open space along the waterfront promenade within the site boundary

LR1.8

King George V Memorial Park

 

LR1.9

Ning Po Street & Shanghai Street Rest Garden

 

 

LR1.10

Battery Street Sitting Out Area

 

 

LR1.11

Saigon Street Playground

 

 

LR1.12

Yau Tsim Mong Pet Garden

 

 

LR1.13

Man Cheong Street Community Garden

 

 

LR1.14

Man Cheong Street Rest Garden

 

 

LR1.15

Public Open Space at the podium of Kowloon Station

LR2 Amenity Planting

LR2.1

Roadside Plantation along Park Lane Shoppers Boulevard

 

LR2.2

Roadside Plantation along Observatory Road

 

LR2.3

Amenity Plantation around Tsim Sha Tsui Police Station

 

LR2.4

Roadside Trees along Hankow Road

 

 

LR2.5

Roadside Trees along Canton Road in front of Lippo Sun Plaza

 

LR2.6

Roadside Plantation along Haiphong Road

 

LR2.7

Amenity Planting Strip along Kowloon Park Drive

 

LR2.8

Trees along Canton Road to Kowloon Park Drive

 

LR2.9

Roadside Plantation in front of Tsim Sha Tsui Fire Station

 

LR2.10

Roadside Trees along Scout Path

 

LR2.11

Roadside Plantation along Austin Road

 

LR2.12

Roadside Trees along the Tak Shing Street

 

 

LR2.13

Roadside Plantation along Nathan Road

 

LR2.14

Roadside Plantation along Canton Road

 

LR2.15

Roadside Plantation along Wui Cheung Road

 

LR2.16

Roadside Plantation along Jordan Road

 

LR2.17

Roadside plantation Close to Jordan Road and Ferry Street Carpark

 

LR2.18

Roadside Trees at the junction of Kansu Street and Shanghai Street

 

 

LR2.19

Roadside Trees along Canton Road (near Yau Ma Tei Police Station)

 

 

LR2.20

Amenity Planting next to Yau Ma Tei Police Station

 

 

LR2.21

Roadside Trees along Ferry Street (near Yau Ma Tei Electric Substation)

 

 

LR2.22

Roadside Trees along Yan Cheung Road

 

 

LR2.23

Roadside Trees along Man Cheong Street

 

 

LR2.24

Trees within Construction Site and Vacant Land near Man Cheong Street

 

 

LR2.25

Amenity Planting at the Bus Terminal near Jordan Road

 

 

LR2.26

Tree along West Kowloon Highway

 

LR2.27

Amenity Planting within the Private Development at Kowloon Station

LR2.28

Roadside Plantation along Western Harbour Crossing Bus Stop near Elements

LR2.29

Roadside Plantation along Austin Road West

LR2.30

Roadside Plantation next to Western Harbour Tunnel Administration Building

LR2.31

Trees Buffering Western Harbour Tunnel Entrance

LR2.32

Roadside Plantation along Western Harbour Crossing Bus Stop next to New Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter

LR2.33

Trees along New Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter Pier

LR2.34

Amenity Planting within Salt Water Pumping Station

LR2.35

Tree Cluster in the Western Part within the Boundary Area

LR2.36

Tree Cluster in the Eastern Part within the Boundary Area

LR2.37

Amenity Planting at the end of Ashley Road

 

LR2.38

Amenity Planting next to Hong Kong Observatory Building

 

 

LR3 Waterbody

LR3.1

Victoria Harbour

LR4 Cultural Heritage and Historical Features

LR4.1

Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre

 

LR4.2

St. Andrews Church and Former Kowloon British School

 

LR4.3

No. 190 Nathan Road

 

LR4.4

Built Heritage within Kowloon Park

 

Note:

* The landscape resource was included in the scope of the underpass in the EIA report, but excluded in the baseline survey. Please refer to Section 5.3.1 for detailed explanation.

 

Table 52 List of Landscape Character Areas (LCAs)

Ref. No.

Landscape Character Areas (LCAs)

WKCD

Underpass

Flyover

LCA01

West Kowloon Cultural District Landscape Character Area

LCA02

West Kowloon Cultural District Construction Area

LCA03

West Kowloon Cultural District Temporary Waterfront Promenade

LCA04

New Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter Landscape

LCA05

Victoria Harbour Inshore Water Landscape

LCA06

Victoria Harbour Strait Landscape

LCA07

New Yau Ma Tei Container Terminal Landscape

LCA08

Western Harbour Crossing Toll Gate Landscape

LCA09

Tsim Sha Tsui Late 20C / Early 21C Commercial / Residential Complex Landscape

LCA10

Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) Terminus Construction Siteand Austin Station

LCA11

Kowloon Park Urban Landscape

 

LCA12

Jordan Mixed Urban Landscape

 

LCA13

Tsim Sha Tsui Organic Mixed Urban Development Landscape

 

LCA14

Tsim Sha Tsui Commercial / Retail Complex Landscape

 

 

Table 53 List of Key Visually Sensitive Receivers (VSRs) WKCD

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Visually Sensitive Receivers (VSRs)

Status

VSRs within the Visual Envelope (Outside the Primary Zone of Influence)

VSR 1

Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park

Existing

VSR 2

Central Star Ferry Pier No.7

Existing

VSR 3

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Existing

VSR 4

The Peak

Existing

VSR 5

Hoi Fei Road Waterfront

Existing

VSR 6

One Silversea

Existing

VSR 7

Island Harbourview

Existing

VSRs within the Primary Zone of Influence

VSR 8

International Commerce Centre

Existing

VSR 9

The Element

Existing

VSR 10

The Harbourside

Existing

VSR 11

The Arch

Existing

VSR 12

The Waterfront

Existing

VSR 13

Sorrento Towers

Existing

VSR 14

The Cullinan

Existing

VSR 15

West Kowloon Terminus

Committed

VSR 16

Planned CDA Development above West Kowloon Terminus

Committed

VSR 17

Austin Station

Existing

VSR 18

Planned Residential Development above Austin Station

Committed

VSR 19

Western Harbour Crossing Toll Plaza

Existing

VSR 20

Wai On Building and Wai Hang Building

Existing

VSR 21

The Victoria Tower

Existing

VSR 22

Man King Building and Man Wah Building

Existing

VSR 23

Lee Kiu Building and Wai Ching Court

Existing

VSR 24

China Hong Kong City

Existing

VSR 25

Hong Kong Hotel and Prince Hotel

Existing

VSR 26

Gateway Hong Kong

Existing

VSR 27

Harbour City and Ocean Centre

Existing

VSR 28

The Macro Polo Hong Kong Hotel

Existing

VSR 29

Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal

Existing

VSR 30

Pacific Club Kowloon

Existing

VSR 31

Ocean Terminal

Existing

VSR 32

Kwun Chung Municipal Services Building

Existing

VSR 33

Lai Chack Middle School

Existing

VSR 34

Canton Road Government Primary School

Existing

VSR 35

Kowloon Park Entrance on Canton Road

Existing

VSR 36

King George V Memorial Park, Kowloon

Existing

VSR 37

Heritage Sites Consisting of the Declared Monuments of St. Andrews Church, Antiques and Monuments Office and Hong Kong Observatory

Existing

VSR 38

Miramar Arcade/Tower/The Mira Hotel

Existing

VSR 39

The One

Existing

VSR 40

Travellers on Ferries to/from Central and Tsim Sha Tsui

Existing

VSR 41

Travellers along Austin Road West

Existing

VSR 42

Travellers along Canton Road

Existing

VSR 43

Tsim Sha Tsui Fire Station

Existing

 

Table 54 List of Key Visually Sensitive Receivers (VSRs) Underpass

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Visually Sensitive Receivers (VSRs)

Status

(Existing/Committed)

Commercial/ Residential/Transportation VSRs Located Immediately to the North of the WKCD Site

VSR1

International Commerce Centre(ICC)

Existing

VSR 2

The Elements

Existing

VSR 3

The Harbourside

Existing

VSR 4

The Arch

Existing

VSR 5

West Kowloon Terminus

Committed

VSR 6

Planned CDA Development above West Kowloon Terminus

Committed

VSR 7

Austin Station

Existing

VSR 8

Planned Residential Development above Austin Station

Committed

VSR 9

Travelers Arriving Western Harbour Crossing Toll Plaza

Existing

VSR 10

Wai Hang Building

Existing

VSR 11

Victoria Tower

Existing

Commercial VSRs Located to the Southeast of the WKCD Site

VSR 12

China Hong Kong City

Existing

VSR 13

Royal Pacific Hotel and Towers

Existing

VSR 14

The Gateway Towers

Existing

VSR 15

Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal

Existing

Institutional VSRs Located to the East of Canton Road

VSR 16

Lai Chack Middle School

Existing

VSR 17

Canton Road Government Primary School

Existing

Open Space/Recreational VSR

VSR 18

King George V Memorial Park, Kowloon

Existing

Transient VSRs

VSR 19

Travelers along Austin Road West

Existing

VSR 20

Travelers along Canton Road (Will be relocated in Operation Phase)

Existing

VSR Located within the WKCD Site

VSR 21

Tsim Sha Tsui Fire Station

Existing

VSR 22

Phase 1A of the Park

Committed

VSR 23

Phase 1 of Xiqu Centre

Committed

 

Table 55 List of Key Visual Sensitive Receivers (VSRs) Flyover

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Landscape Character Areas (LCAs)

Status

(Existing/Committed)

Residential/Commercial VSRs Located Immediately to the East and Northeast of the site

VSR 1

International Commerce Centre (ICC)

Existing

VSR 2

The Elements

Existing

VSR 3

The Cullinun

Existing

Transport related VSRs located to the southeast of the Project Site

VSR4

Administration Building at Western Harbour Crossing

Existing

Transient VSRs

VSR 5

Travellers arriving Western Harbour Crossing (WHC) Toll Plaza

Existing

VSR 6

Travellers at the footbridge crossing the WHC Toll Plaza

Existing

VSR 7

Travellers at Yau MaTei Shelter

Existing

VSR 8

Travellers along Austin Road West

Existing

Planned VSR

VSR9

M+ Museum (Phase 2)

Committed

 

5.1              Monitoring Procedure and Location

 

In accordance with the EM&A Manual, the baseline monitoring aims to establish a baseline that collects information on the current site characteristics prior to the development in order to make comparisons between different pre-development and post development; detect changes; and make comparisons against a standard. A one-off survey should be undertaken to update and record the baseline conditions with photographs prior to the commencement of construction works. The monitoring procedures and criteria as described in the EM&A Manual were adopted for the baseline monitoring of landscape and visual impact.

 

The present baseline condition of LRs, LCAs, and VSRs within the zone of visual influence, were checked against Section 10, 14 and 15 of the approved EIA Report of WKCD through on site verification.

 

5.2              Result and Finding

 

5.2.1        Landscape Resources (LRs)

 

Based on the findings during site visit and latest construction works site boundary, the number of trees at each LR is updated, particularly for LR2.9 and LR2.36 that existing tree will be affected by the proposed works. As trees are located in the government developing area, which includes streets and parks managed by government, the change in number of trees are related to recent new planting works or tree removal works determined by different government departments. The related departments include Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Highways Department and Lands Department. The decision of alternating tree numbers were internal information in government departments, which are not accessible by public. Besides, 3 nos. Old and Valuable Trees (LCSD/YTM/65, LCSD/YTM/72 and LCSD/YSM/96) within LR1.1 Kowloon Park were removed recently and LR4.2 was closed due to recent construction works. LCSD/YTM/65 was a Ficus microcarpa of 15m height. It was confirmed to have been infected by Brown Root Rot (BRR) Disease in May 2013 and removed on 14 August 2014. LCSD/YTM/72 was an Albizia lebbeck of 19m height. It was removed to ensure public safety after it was found to have the risk of collapse due to damage by the typhoon on 29 July 2012. LCSD/YTM/96 was a Ficus microcarpa of 15m height. It was found collapsed on 23 July 2012 while typhoon signal no.3 was in force.

 

Some previous information in the approved EIA report was also updated, and the reasons are specified in Table 5.8. Additionally, LR1.3 is found to be located outside the site boundary of the underpass and hence excluded from the list of landscape resources of the underpass. Figure 1.1 shows the existing LRs locations and Figure 1.2 to 1.21 shows the typical LRs onsite.

 

No significant change in remaining landscape resources was found. The updated information is summarized in Table 5.6, the change status of the LR is presented in Table 5.7 and correction of information of the LRs is summarized in Table 5.8. No additional LRs were identified during the site visit of baseline monitoring.

 

Table 56 Updated Information on LRs

Ref. No.

Landscape Resources

No. of Trees identified in EIA Report

No. of Trees estimated to be affected in the EIA Report

Updated no. of Trees identified during Baseline Monitoring

Updated no. of Trees estimated to be affected during Baseline Monitoring

Remarks

LR1.2

Plaza in front of Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre

4

Nil

2

Nil

Tree Removal Works*

LR1.4

Roof Top Garden on Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal

21

Nil

36

Nil

Tree Planting Works*

LR1.5

Kowloon Park Drive Playground

60

Nil

72 (30 nos. located within planter and 42 nos. located at adjacent slope)

Nil

Tree Planting Works*

LR1.10

Battery Street Sitting Out Area

13

Nil

9

Nil

Tree Removal Works*

LR2.3

Amenity Plantation around Tsim Sha Tsui Police Station

38

Nil

46

Nil

Tree Planting Works*

LR2.5

Roadside Trees along Canton Road in front of Lippo Sun Plaza

6

Nil

9

Nil

Tree Planting Works*

LR2.9

Roadside Plantation in front of Tsim Sha Tsui Fire Station

15

15

13

13

Tree Removal Works*

LR2.11

Roadside Plantation along Austin Road

46

Nil

31

Nil

Tree Removal Works*

LR2.14

Roadside Plantation along Canton Road

38

Nil

53

Nil

Tree Planting Works*

LR2.16

Roadside Plantation along Jordan Road

20

Nil

30

Nil

Tree Planting Works*

LR2.17

Roadside Plantation Close to Jordan Road and Ferry Street Carpark

58

Nil

63

Nil

Tree Planting Works*

LR2.20

Amenity Planting next to Yau Ma Tei Police Station

7

Nil

11

Nil

Tree Planting Works*

LR2.28

Roadside Plantation along Western Harbour Crossing Bus Stop near Elements

54

Nil

46

Nil

Tree Removal Works*

LR2.34

Amenity Planting within Salt Water Pumping Station

65

Nil

58

Nil

Tree Removal Works*

LR2.36

Tree Cluster in the Eastern Part within the Boundary Area

372

30

328

30

Tree Removal Works*

 

 

Table 57 LRs with Changed Status

Ref. No.

Landscape Resources

Description

Condition in EIA Report

Current Status in Baseline Monitoring

LR1.1

Kowloon Park

OVT LCSD/YTM/65

Existing

Removed

OVT LCSD/YTM/72

Existing

Removed

OVT LCSD/YTM/96

Existing

Removed

LR4.2

St. Andrews Church and Former Kowloon British School

-

Opening

Closed and Construction Works in Progress

 

Table 58 Correction of Information on LRs

Ref. No.

Landscape Resources

Description in EIA Report

Correct Description according to Baseline Monitoring

LR1.1

Kowloon Park

Table 14.10.4

There are approximately 1,500 trees with more than 90 species. There are a total of 51 Old and Valuable Trees (OVTs).

The correct number of OVTs within Kowloon Park is 36 nos. only, despite 3 nos. (LCSD/YTM/65, 72 and 96) have been removed.

LR1.3

Kowloon Park Drive Rest Garden

-

The LR is located outside the site boundary and hence excluded from the list of LRs of the underpass.

 

5.2.2        Landscape Character Areas (LCAs)

 

Based on the findings during site visit, no substantial change in the baseline condition of LCA was found. Figure 1.22 shows the existing LCAs locations and Figures 1.23 to 1.30 show the typical LCAs onsite. A summary of the baseline condition of LCAs recorded in the recent review and EIA is given in Table 5.9. No amendment to the description or additional LCAs were identified during the site visit of baseline monitoring.

 

Table 59 Baseline Condition of LCAs

Ref. No.

Landscape Character Areas (LCAs)

Recent Review during Baseline Monitoring

LCA01

West Kowloon Cultural District Landscape Character Area

Same as the EIA report

 

LCA02

West Kowloon Cultural District Construction Area

Same as the EIA report

LCA03

West Kowloon Cultural District Temporary Waterfront Promenade

Same as the EIA report

LCA04

New Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter Landscape

Same as the EIA report

LCA05

Victoria Harbour Inshore Water Landscape

Same as the EIA report

LCA06

Victoria Harbour Strait Landscape

Same as the EIA report

LCA07

New Yau Ma Tei Container Terminal Landscape

Same as the EIA report

LCA08

Western Harbour Crossing Toll Gate Landscape

Same as the EIA report

LCA09

Tsim Sha Tsui Late 20C / Early 21C Commercial / Residential Complex Landscape

Same as the EIA report

LCA10

Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) Terminus Construction Site and Austin Station

Same as the EIA report

LCA11

Kowloon Park Urban Landscape

Same as the EIA report

LCA12

Jordan Mixed Urban Landscape

Same as the EIA report

LCA13

Tsim Sha Tsui Organic Mixed Urban Development Landscape

Same as the EIA report

LCA14

Tsim Sha Tsui Commercial / Retail Complex Landscape

Same as the EIA report

 

5.2.3        Visually Sensitive Receivers (VSRs)

 

Based on the site visit findings, no substantial change was observed, all the committed VSRs recorded in the approved EIA report are still under construction or planning and no new VSRs are identified. A summary of the baseline condition of VSRs recorded in the recent review and EIA is given in Table 5.10, 5.11 and 5.12. Photos of the VSRs as included in the EIA report are attached in Appendix E.

 

Table 510 Baseline Condition of VSRs WKCD

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Visually Sensitive Receivers (VSRs)

Recent Review during Baseline Monitoring

VSRs within the Visual Envelope (Outside the Primary Zone of Influence)

VSR 1

Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park

Same as the EIA report

VSR 2

Central Star Ferry Pier No.7

Same as the EIA report

VSR 3

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Same as the EIA report

VSR 4

The Peak

Same as the EIA report

VSR 5

Hoi Fei Road Waterfront

Same as the EIA report

VSR 6

One Silversea

Same as the EIA report

VSR 7

Island Harbourview

Same as the EIA report

VSRs within the Primary Zone of Influence

VSR 8

International Commerce Centre

Same as the EIA report

VSR 9

The Element

Same as the EIA report

VSR 10

The Harbourside

Same as the EIA report

VSR 11

The Arch

Same as the EIA report

VSR 12

The Waterfront

Same as the EIA report

VSR 13

Sorrento Towers

Same as the EIA report

VSR 14

The Cullinan

Same as the EIA report

VSR 15

West Kowloon Terminus

Same as the EIA report

VSR 16

Planned CDA Development above West Kowloon Terminus

Same as the EIA report

VSR 17

Austin Station

Same as the EIA report

VSR 18

Planned Residential Development above Austin Station

Same as the EIA report

VSR 19

Western Harbour Crossing Toll Plaza

Same as the EIA report

VSR 20

Wai On Building and Wai Hang Building

Same as the EIA report

VSR 21

The Victoria Tower

Same as the EIA report

VSR 22

Man King Building and Man Wah Building

Same as the EIA report

VSR 23

Lee Kiu Building and Wai Ching Court

Same as the EIA report

VSR 24

China Hong Kong City

Same as the EIA report

VSR 25

Hong Kong Hotel and Prince Hotel

Same as the EIA report

VSR 26

Gateway Hong Kong

Same as the EIA report

VSR 27

Harbour City and Ocean Centre

Same as the EIA report

VSR 28

The Macro Polo Hong Kong Hotel

Same as the EIA report

VSR 29

Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal

Same as the EIA report

VSR 30

Pacific Club Kowloon

Same as the EIA report

VSR 31

Ocean Terminal

Same as the EIA report

VSR 32

Kwun Chung Municipal Services Building

Same as the EIA report

VSR 33

Lai Chack Middle School

Same as the EIA report

VSR 34

Canton Road Government Primary School

Same as the EIA report

VSR 35

Kowloon Park Entrance on Canton Road

Same as the EIA report

VSR 36

King George V Memorial Park, Kowloon

Same as the EIA report

VSR 37

Heritage Sites Consisting of the Declared Monuments of St. Andrews Church, Antiques and Monuments Office and Hong Kong Observatory

Same as the EIA report

VSR 38

Miramar Arcade/Tower/The Mira Hotel

Same as the EIA report

VSR 39

The One

Same as the EIA report

VSR 40

Travellers on Ferries to/from Central and Tsim Sha Tsui

Same as the EIA report

VSR 41

Travellers along Austin Road West

Same as the EIA report

VSR 42

Travellers along Canton Road

Same as the EIA report

VSR 43

Tsim Sha Tsui Fire Station

Same as the EIA report

 

Table 511 Baseline Condition of VSRs (Underpass)

Ref. No.

Visually Sensitive Receivers (VSRs)

Recent Review during Baseline Monitoring

Commercial/ Residential/ Transportation VSRs Located Immediately to the North of the WKCD Site

VSR 1

International Commerce Centre(ICC)

Same as the EIA report

VSR 2

The Elements

Same as the EIA report

VSR 3

The Harbourside

Same as the EIA report

VSR 4

The Arch

Same as the EIA report

VSR 5

West Kowloon Terminus

Same as the EIA report

VSR 6

Planned CDA Development above West Kowloon Terminus

Same as the EIA report

VSR 7

Austin Station

Same as the EIA report

VSR 8

Planned Residential Development above Austin Station

Same as the EIA report

VSR 9

Travelers Arriving Western Harbour Crossing Toll Plaza

Same as the EIA report

VSR 10

Wai Hang Building

Same as the EIA report

VSR 11

Victoria Tower

Same as the EIA report

Commercial VSRs Located to the Southeast of the WKCD Site

VSR 12

China Hong Kong City

Same as the EIA report

VSR 13

Royal Pacific Hotel and Towers

Same as the EIA report

VSR 14

The Gateway Towers

Same as the EIA report

VSR 15

Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal

Same as the EIA report

Institutional VSRs Located to the East of Canton Road

VSR 16

Lai Chack Middle School

Same as the EIA report

VSR 17

Canton Road Government Primary School

Same as the EIA report

Open Space/ Recreational VSR

VSR18

King George V Memorial Park, Kowloon

Same as the EIA report

Transient VSRs

VSR 19

Travelers along Austin Road West

Same as the EIA report

VSR 20

Travelers along Canton Road *Will be relocated in Operation Phase)

Same as the EIA report

VSR Located within the WKCD Site

VSR 21

Tsim Sha Tsui Fire Station

Same as the EIA report

VSR 22

Phase 1A of the Park

Same as the EIA report

VSR 23

Phase 1 of Xiqu Centre

Same as the EIA report

 

Table 512 Baseline Condition of VSRs (Flyover)

Ref. No.

Landscape Character Areas (LCAs)

Recent Review during Baseline Monitoring

Residential/ Commercial VSRs Located Immediately to the East and Northeast of the site

VSR 1

International Commerce Centre(ICC)

Same as the EIA report

VSR 2

The Elements

Same as the EIA report

VSR 3

The Cullinun

Same as the EIA report

Transient related VSRs located to the southeast of the Project Site

VSR 4

Administration Building at Western Harbour Crossing

Same as the EIA report

Transient VSR

VSR 5

Travellers arriving Western Harbour Crossing (WHC) Toll Plaza

Same as the EIA report

VSR 6

Travellers at the footbridge crossing the WHC Toll Plaza

Same as the EIA report

VSR 7

Travellers at Yau Ma Tei Shelter

Same as the EIA report

VSR 8

Travellers along Austin Road West

Same as the EIA report

Planned VSR

VSR 9

M+ Museum (Phase 2)

Same as the EIA report

 

5.2.4        Event and Action Plan

 

No significant change in baseline condition from the approved EIA Report was recorded for LRs, LCAs and views from VSRs. Hence, no revision of landscape and visual mitigation measures is required for construction phase proposed in Section 10.7, 14.10.6 and 15.10.6, and Implementation Schedule proposed in Section 13, 14.13 and 15.13 of the approved EIA Report. Nevertheless, landscape and visual monitoring audit will be conducted during the construction of the Project to ensure that the implementation and maintenance of landscape and visual mitigation measures. Site inspections will be undertaken at least once every month throughout the construction period. Should non-compliance of the landscape and visual impacts occur, actions in accordance with the action plan stated in Table 5.13 shall be carried out.

 

Table 513 Event and Action Plan for Landscape and Visual Impact - Construction Phase

Action Level

Environmental Team Leader (ETL)

Independent Environmental Checker (IEC)

WKCDA

Contractor

Non-conformity on

one occasion

- Identify source

- Inform the IEC and theER

- Discuss remedial actions with the IEC, the ER and the Contractor

- Monitor remedial action until rectification has been completed

- Check report

- Check the Contractors working method

- Discuss with the ER and the Contractor on possible remedial measures

- Advise the ER on effectiveness of proposed remedial measures

 

- Notify the Contractor

- Ensure remedial measures are properly implemented

- Amend working methods

- Rectify damage and undertake remedial measures or any necessary replacement

Repeated Non-conformity

- Identify source

- Inform the IEC and the ER

- Increase monitoring(site audit)frequency

- Discuss remedial actions with the IEC, the ER and the Contractor

- Monitor remedial actions until rectification has been completed

- If exceedance stops, cease additional monitoring (site audit)

- Check report

- Check the Contractors working method

- Discuss with the ER and the Contractor on possible remedial measures

- Advise the ER on effectiveness of proposed remedial measures

- Supervise implementation of remedial measures

- Notify the Contractor

- Ensure remedial measures are properly implemented

- Amend working methods

- Rectify damage and undertake remedial measures or any necessary replacement