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West Kowloon Cultural District

The West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD), occupying a prime waterfront site of about 40 hectares at the southern tip of the West Kowloon Reclamation, is planned to be developed into an integrated arts and cultural district with world class arts and cultural facilities, distinguished talents, iconic architectures, and quality programmes with a must-visit appeal to the local people and tourists.

The WKCD Authority, empowered by the WKCD Authority Ordinance, was set up in October 2008 to take forward the WKCD project which would be funded by an upfront endowment of $21.6B approved by the Finance Committee. The WKCD Authority, with assistance of the consultants, is formulating a comprehensive development plan for the WKCD. Construction of the Core Arts and Cultural Facilities will commence in early 2013 for completion of 12 of the performing arts venues by 2015 as the first phase of the WKCD development. The remaining facilities, subject to a review by 2015, will be completed by 2026. For further information, please visit the websites of Home Affairs Bureau and West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.

The infrastructure and communal facilities such as roads, drainage, public piers, fire station, police post, refuse collection point, public toilets, etc. which are designed to support the WKCD development will be built and maintained by the Government. CEDD has been tasked to take forward the infrastructure works inside the WKCD. Construction of the infrastructure works is planned to commence in early 2013 to ensure that they, in particular the transport linkages, will be put in place timely to tally with the phased commissioning of WKCD.