Hong Kong 2006
Chapter 12:
Land, Public Works and Utilities
Planning for Hong Kong
Land Supply
Building Safety and
Organisational Framework
The Town Planning
Hong Kong Planning
Standards and Guidelines
Territorial Development Strategy
Sub-regional Development Strategies
District Planning
Urban Renewal
Planning Studies
Urban Development Areas
New Towns
Building Development
Land Administration
Land Acquisition
Land Disposal
Land Management and
Lease Enforcement
Government Conveyancing
Survey and Mapping
Land Registration
Land Registry Business Volume in 2006
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Building Safety and

Encouraging owners to maintain their buildings properly, to remove unauthorised building works (UBWs) and to ensure building safety continued to be HPLB's key area of work in the year. The bureau continued to oversee the implementation of the recommendations in the "Comprehensive Strategy for Building Safety and Timely Maintenance" announced in April 2001. To step up further the work of the Buildings Department (BD) in ensuring public safety, additional resources were allocated to the department to combat UBWs further and to strengthen enforcement of the regulations.

To tackle the problem of building neglect over the long term, the bureau launched a public consultation drive called Mandatory Building Inspection in October 2006. It built the foundation for taking forward the proposed mandatory building inspection scheme and mandatory window inspection scheme by way of legislation. Under the proposed schemes, owners of target buildings will be required to inspect their buildings and windows on a regular basis and carry out necessary rectification.

More details of the bureau's work are given in the ensuing paragraphs.











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