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Theme Park in Penny's Bay, North Lantau and Essential Associated
Different types of concrete reefs.
The installation of artificial tyre reefs.
world-class theme park consisting of five distinctive theme areas
is scheduled to open in 2005. This international and regional tourist
attraction and its associated essential infrastructures include
reclamation of 290 hectares of land, building of 9 km of roads,
3.6 km of railway, 15 km of drainage channels and the construction
of a water recreation centre. The theme park is expected to attract
20 million visitors annually and provide over 20,000 employment
Mitigation Measures and Outcomes
Restriction on the rate of and plants used for dredging/filling
4,350 m3 of artificial reefs were deployed to act as
a marine habitat for the enhancement of fish stocks and make available
food sources in the lower food chain of the marine environment.
Several rare and protected plant species (including pitcher plants)
were conserved during construction work and 6 ha of compensatory
woodlands will be planted at Ngong Shuen Au.
13 million m3 of public fill material would be
utilized for the reclamation to promote the recycling of
construction waste and the conservation of valuable landfill
6 km of landscaped earth bunds were incorporated in the theme
park layout plan to protect 25,000 and 11,000 residents at Discovery
Bay and Peng Chau respectively from visual and noise impacts.
An ecologically sensitive area will be protected by zoning the
Pa Tau Kwu headland and nearby waters as a Conservation Area as
recommended by the EIA study.
A 2 km long natural coastline is preserved by adopting an open
An armour rock sloping seawall design was adopted to facilitate
recolonisation of inter-tidal and sub-tidal hard surface assemblage.
impression of the theme park.