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    “It’s hard to foresee whether, say, in the last month up to September 26, views could suddenly change at the last minute.”

    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...views#comments

    Let's see if there is a last minute co-ordinated push to get the right answers. How transparent will the process be?


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    there are suggestions that the task force has been choosing compliant audiences for it's road show. This has left a few people excluded somewhat angry and frustrated.

    Guard injured during scuffles at land supply forum - RTHK

    Politicians should not choose who gets a say in a public forum.


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    URA head lambasts Government for not including new schemes for much needed urban redevelopment with the wholesale review of arcane height restrictions as part of the Land Task Force shammery.

    URA head wants easing of rules for Yau Tsim Mong - RTHK

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    A couple of days Later the head of the URA 'corrects' his opinion that replacing old run-down buildings with newer ones that hold more people in a much nicer environment is a daft concept. Letting Hong Kong rot and fester is the official line. Glad that has been clarified

    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...ays-chief-hong

    There seems no plan for the 326,000 flats that will be over 70 years old by 2046. A the rate of around 8000 private flats per year it will take 40 years to replace the flats that need replacing in the next 25 years. That excludes the additional demand from smaller families and immigration.

    As for mandating an independent body that acts legally on behalf of all owners to manage and maintain common areas I did speak to someone who strongly suggested that the concept may lead to the owners taking control of the redevelopment process which would speed-up urban renewal, improve building quality and cut a large chunk of profit away from the property developers so should never happen.


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    One commentator suggests like many others there is ample land

    https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight...-task#comments

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    The stated aim of Ms Lam's recent housing inititive

    "While continuing to strive to increase land and housing supply, we need new initiatives to better utilise existing land and housing resources to increase the supply of adequate and affordable housing, and to encourage more timely supply of first-hand private flats."

    The most impactive of the 6 initiative was

    (c) reallocating private housing sites for public housing;

    Which will reduce the timely supply of first-hand private flats.


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    So rather than lowering property prices the Governments latest ruse is to encouraged (probably soon forced) the old and poor into camps in China.

    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...lled-hong-kong

    Given the success of a similar pilot scheme with a whopping 180 people out of 37,000 poor old people taking up the scheme it make sense to plough on regardless.

    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...hong-kong-boss

    If you had no family support would you go and live in a old people's home in China or just expect other old poor people to do it?


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    Regina Ip the pro-Beijing stalwart who unfortunately has teh ability to have independent and critical thought

    Suggests "The land task force is only a smoke screen for the government, with the hope of fostering a consensus," and will "stir up red herrings and class conflicts" and

    Regina Ip hits out at land consultation - RTHK


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    and another ex-government official comes clean, after leaving govt.



    Govt policy creating land shortage: expert - RTHK

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