"This new office
block, when completed, will stretch from Garden Road at the east
end through to Ice House Street at the west end.
As the Colonial Secretariat
together with the Council Chamber and the Public Works Department
Offices are at present on the central and western portion of the
site, it is necessary to erect the new buildings in three sections,
so that the departments at present housed on the site can move into
the new building as and when it is completed."
Volunteers of the Government Hill Concern Group
offer tours so that everyone can see, and learn more about their
In 2012 the Hong
Kong Government is moving half of the Central Government Office
functions from Government Hill to the harbourfront Tamar site.
This creates an opportunity
for the community to use half of the land - the so-called "West
Wing" - for uses that benefit the community.
Government, instead, has
proposed selling half the site to a developer. This would destroy
all the historical elements of the West Wing and half of Government
Hill. There are many other options.
We promote a heritage-led
Government Hill project to conserve all historic buildings and tunnels,
and create a community asset for the public enjoyment of our heritage
and open space.
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- the "father" of the Central Government Offices