Tung Chung New Town
Background and Project Objective
Tung Chung is developed into a new town in phases. Phase 1 development of Tung Chung
New Town formed an important part of the Government's Port and Airport Development
Strategy, providing a community to support the airport at Chek Lap Kok.
An important feature is the separation of the Tung Chung New Town from the Chek
Lap Kok island by a sea channel and an existing knoll as a natural noise barrier.
Development of the New Town started with the town centre, which comprises residential
and commercial developments together with the necessary government, institutional
and community facilities. Water treatment works, sewage treatment works and refuse
transfer station have been built at Siu Ho Wan.
- Tung Chung Development Phase 1
Tung Chung Development Phase 1 was an Airport Core Programme project completed in
1997. It was targeted to accommodate a population of 18 000.
The Phase 1 engineering works comprised site formation, dredging of a fairway, construction
of roads and drains including a second sea channel bridge linking the new town with
the new airport, and construction of sewage treatment facilities including a pumping
station, sewage outfall and treatment works. The Phase 1 engineering works were
completed in January 1997.
- Tung Chung Development Phase 2
The reclamation works for Phase 2A development were entrusted to MTRC and completed
in January 1997. Construction of the associated infrastructure commenced in May
1997 and was completed in May 2000. The Phase 2B engineering works comprising site
formation and infrastructure commenced in November 1996 and were completed in February
2001. Tung Chung Development Phase 2 could accommodate an additional population
of 69 000 according to originally planned land uses.
- Tung Chung Development Phase 3A
The reclamation works for Phase 3A development commenced in March 1999 and were
completed in April 2003. The works comprised reclamation of 26 hectares of land
using public fill, construction of 1.5km of seawall and extension of existing drainage
culverts. Capacity of associated infrastructure will be reviewed in due course to
tie in with the population intake of the development. Upon completion, Phase 3A
development will accommodate a population of 22 000.
Tung Chung New Town Development
Further studies will be conducted for the remaining development of the new town
taking into consideration the latest planning parameters.
- Tung Chung New Town Development Extension
Tung Chung New Town Development Extension Study is being conducted taking into consideration
the latest planning parameters.