The Kai Tak Development (KTD) had been the subject of a decade-long planning when the reclamation scale and population size for Kai Tak were deliberated in detail. After three rounds of public participation under the Kai Tak Planning Review Study, we had arrived at the development scheme for Kai Tak which was incorporated into the statutory Kai Tak Outline Zoning Plan (Kai Tak OZP No. S/K22/2) approved by the Chief Executive in Council on 6 November 2007.

The vision for Kai Tak was to develop it into "a Distinguished, Vibrant, Attractive and People-oriented area by the Victoria Harbour". The total planning area of KTD spans over 320 hectares, covering the 280-hectare ex-airport site and its adjoining areas. It involves comprehensive development of the ex-airport site into an area for commercial, residential, recreational, tourism and community uses together with supporting infrastructure.

The KTD involves many interrelated projects which have close relations with one another. These projects culminate to make KTD a highly complex mega project to be implemented in the vicinity of Hong Kong's busy metro area. Given the scale and complexity of KTD, we have grouped the projects into three packages for completion by three target years, 2013, 2016 and 2021.