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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    Caring Carrie Lam's task force really is a sham, even Tung Chee-hwa seems to think so.

    Plans to further slice and dice to hit flat number targets and ignoring huge swathes of land that would make the city more livable. The average living space of each Hong Kong resident is 170 sq ft and due to get smaller. 18% reduction in size in the last 10 years of new flat size build. New York has only seen a 3% reduction as average size in expensive areas of 894 square feet, (compared to 1,022 in low-cost markets), "making it more difficult to trim additional square footage at an equivalent rate,"



    Hong Kong’s small flats ‘to get even smaller’, hitting quality of life | South China Morning Post

    Why do cars pay a smaller land premium than people?
    Eww might as well place a person in a coffin.

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    I seem to recall a pro-authoritarian poster stating the previous incumbent from the current administration had solved the housing crisis and we just had to wait.

    There will be a crash but by still printing land just below demand the can is still being kicked down the road for the foreseeable.

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    They started reclamation work in Tung Chung East in February.

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    4 years ago HKG population was 7.2m Last year it had risen to 7.4m
    Last year 57,500 unskilled Mainlanders arrived on one way permits presumably to rejoin their family members already here
    Do the math
    This is obviously unsustainable and the answer is:
    a) the Mainland has to stop sending their trash here
    b)The Mainland has to provide hectares of land over the border in which to accommodate the one way permit holders as each family gets in 7 years' residence and wants LCH
    c)fill in the sea and build on it
    d)fill in the sides of the Chep Lap Kok immigration island to stop it subsiding into the sea then build LCH on it This will require another Environmental Impact study so they can re-use the last one they employed for the 3rd runway showing airflow modelling from the Himalayas instead of using land based sensors in Tung Chung that would have failed the Environmental Impact study
    Of interest the impact sensors in Tuen Mun and Tung Chung for 'roadside pollution monitoring' are installed on the 5/F rooftop of respective public libraries/buildings to ensure the readings are nothing like the actual roadside level readings


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    Carrie Lam adds a 19th options to the the great land supply shamary.

    Redevelop old public residential buildings to increase capacity.

    She missed out the 20th option of changing the method of redeveloping old private buildings - currently so heavily skewed to benefit property developers it doesn't happen that much unless the URA force the transfer of wealth from home owners to property developers.

    https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2018/07/...ml?type=ticker


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    Yes a very simple Housing vouchers scheme not government provided housing.

    Such policies were championed by the UK conservatives in the 1980's to break the cycle of council housing stigma and allow the poor to live in society not government housing projects. The scheme only works if there is sufficient land released. The government allows the hoarding land.
    Last edited by East_coast; 05-07-2018 at 11:31 AM.

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    while the lands dept. and taskforce is scratching around in every corner of hong kong to find one hectare here and one hectare there, PLA has 2,200 hectares in NT, James Tien reckoned that PLA could survive with say 1,100 hectares, leaving about 1,100 hectares for housing. Nobody should be surprised that the consultation is fake, its business as usual, wasting money creating pointless consultations.

    And on the rare occasion, when the government agrees with the public view, it takes countless years to implement, the consultation to ban incandescent lamps is a classic example, everyone agreed yay! - but it was implemented and now the market has pretty much killed off the incandescent lamp without the need for regulations.

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