Executive Summary


1.         Introduction

1.1                 Project Background

1.2                 Objectives of EIA Study

1.3                 Considerations of the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance

1.4                 Structure of the EIA Report


2.         Project Description

2.1                 Reporting Phase of Existing Golf Course Development (The Existing Course)

2.2                 Refinement of the project since issue of the EIA Study Brief

2.3                 Description of the Area and Project

2.4                 Need for the Project

2.5                 Major components of the Project

2.6                 Consideration of Alternative Location

2.7                 Design considerations of Closed low flow Drainage and Irrigation System

2.8                 Scenario With the Project

2.9                 Continuous Public Involvement (CPI)

2.10              Project Programme

2.11              Interactions with Other Projects


3.         Sensitive Receivers

3.1                 Introduction

3.2                 Residential Properties

3.3                 Beaches & Sandy Bays

3.4                 Fisheries

3.5                 Cultural Heritage Sites

3.6                 Natural Environment

3.7                 Existing and Past Land Uses of the Project Site


4.         Air Quality Assessment

4.1                 Introduction

4.2                 Environmental Legislation, Policies, Plans, Standards and Criteria

4.3                 Description of Environment

4.4                 Air Sensitive Receivers

4.5                 Assessment Methodology

4.6                 Impact Evaluation

4.7                 Mitigation Measures

4.8                 Residual Impact

4.9                 Cumulative Impact

4.10              Environmental Monitoring and Audit Requirement

4.11              Conclusion


5.         Noise Impact Assessment

5.1                 Introduction

5.2                 Study Area

5.3                 Noise Assessment Criteria

5.4                 Representative Noise Sensitive Receivers

5.5                 Construction Noise Assessment

5.6                 Operational Noise Assessment

5.7                 Residual Impact

5.8                 Cumulative Impact

5.9                 Environmental Monitoring and Audit Requirement

5.10              Summary


6.         Water Quality

6.1                 Introduction

6.2                 Environmental Legislation, Policies, Standards and Criteria

6.3                 Summary of Turfgrass Management Plan (TMP)

6.4                 Review of Existing Water Quality

6.5                 Proposed closed low flow drainage system at the proposed third golf course

6.6                 Assessment Methodology & Criteria

6.7                 Identification of Water Sensitive Receivers

6.8                 Identification of Possible Environmental Impacts

6.9                 Impact Evaluation during the Construction Phase of Proposed Third Golf Course

6.10              Impact Evaluation during the Operational Phase of the Proposed Third Golf Course

6.11              Mitigation Measures


7.         Waste Impact

7.1                 Mitigation Measures

7.2                 Introduction

7.3                 Environmental Legislation, Policies, Standards and Criteria

7.4                 Baseline Condition

7.5                 Assessment Methodology

7.6                 Identification of Potential Sources of Wastes

7.7                 Prediction and Evaluation of Environmental Impacts

7.8                 Proposed Mitigation Measures for Construction Waste

7.9                 Evaluation of Residual Impact

7.10              Environmental Monitoring and Auditing

7.11              Conclusion


8.         Terrestrial Ecology

8.1                 Project Background

8.2                 Study Methodology

8.3                 Literature Review

8.4                 Baseline Condition

8.5                 Evaluation of habitats and species of conservation interest

8.6                 Impact Identification and Assessment

8.7                 Impact Avoidance and Mitigation Measures

8.8                 EM&A Requirements

8.9                 References


9.         Marine Ecology

9.1                 Introduction

9.2                 Environmental Legislation, Standards and Guidelines

9.3                 Baseline Methodology

9.4                 Assessment Methodology

9.5                 Baseline conditions

9.6                 Evaluation of ecological importance of habitats and species

9.7                 Impact assessment

9.8                 Mitigation measures

9.9                 Residual impact

9.10              Environmental audit and monitoring

9.11              Conclusion

9.12              Reference


10.       Fisheries

10.1              Introduction

10.2              Environmental Legislation, Standards and Guidelines

10.3              Environmental Baseline Methodology

10.4              Assessment Methodology

10.5              Baseline conditions

10.6              Fisheries sensitive receivers

10.7              Impact assessment

10.8              Mitigation measures

10.9              Residual impacts

10.10           Environmental sudit and monitoring

10.11           Conclusion

10.12           Reference


11.       Land Contamination

11.1              Introduction

11.2              Environmental Legislation, Policies, Plans, Standards and Criteria

11.3              Assessment Methodology

11.4              Identification of Sensitive Receivers

11.5              Description of Existing Environment

11.6              Review of Historic and Current Land Uses

11.7              Impact Evaluation

11.8              Contamination Assessment Plan (CAP)

11.9              Mitigation Measures for Land Contamination during Construction Stage

11.10           Potential for Future Land Contamination

11.11           Conclusion


12.       Landscape and Visual Impact

12.1              Introduction

12.2              Relevant Legislation and Guidelines

12.3              LVIA Assessment Methodology

12.4              Project Description

12.5              Review of Planning and Development Control Framework

12.6              Existing Landscape Baseline Conditions

12.7              Landscape Impact Assessment

12.8              Visual Baseline Conditions

12.9              Visual Impact Assessment

12.10           Recommended Landscape and Visual Impact Mitigation Measures

12.11           Residual Landscape Impacts

12.12           Residual Visual Impacts

12.13           Environmental Monitoring and Audit Manual

12.14           Provisional Programme of Landscape Works

12.15           Funding, Implementation, Management and Maintenance of Landscape Works

12.16           Summary and Conclusions


13.       Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment

13.1              Legislation, Guidelines and Criteria

13.2              Project Background

13.3              Methodology

13.4              Results of the Desk-based Study

13.5              Results of the Built Heritage Field Survey

13.6              Impact Assessment

13.7              Mitigation Recommendations

13.8              Cultural Heritage Requirements for EM&A

13.9              Conclusions


14.       Environmental Monitoring and Audit

14.1              Introduction

14.2              Implementation of EIA Findings and Recommendations

14.3              Statutory Requirements

14.4              Environmental Management Plan

14.5              EM&A Manual

14.6              Objectives of EM&A

Air Quality


Water Quality

Waste Management

Terrestrial Ecology

Marine Ecology


Land Contamination

Landscape and Visual Assessment

Cultural Heritage


15.       Environmental Outcome

15.1              Sensitive receivers protected from Ecology and Water quality impacts

15.2              Key Outcomes

15.3              Key Environmental Problems

15.4              Environmental Protection Measures


16.       Conclusion

16.1              Introduction

16.2              Proposed project

Air Quality


Water Quality

Waste Management

Terrestrial Ecology

Marine Ecology


Land Contamination

Landscape and Visual Assessment

Cultural Heritage

16.3              Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A)

16.4              Overall Conclusions




Appendix A                          EIA Study Brief No. ESB-64/2000

Appendix B                           Terrestrial ecology monitoring report (2004/2005) for the existing golf courses

Appendix A4.1                     Details of Construction Programme

Appendix A4.2                     Detailed Calculation of Emission Factors

Appendix A4.3                     Sampling Input/Output Files for the FDM Modelling

Appendix A6.1                     Cormix Modelling

Appendix A6.2                     Land Drainage System

Appendix A6.3                     Material Safety Data Sheet

Appendix A6.4                     Turf Grass Management Plan

Appendix A6.5                     Schematic approach of silty runoff during construction phase

Appendix A6.6                     Silt curtain arrangement scenario

Appendix A7.1                     Final Sediment Test Report

Appendix A8.1                     Terrestrial Ecology Baseline

Appendix A9.1                     Dive Survey Report

Appendix A9.2                     Coral Mapping Report

Appendix A11.1                   Detection Limits for the Soil Samples

Appendix A11.2                   Dutch guidelines

Appendix A11.3                   Soil Testing Report

Appendix A12.1                   Tree Survey Report Summary

Appendix A13.1                   Inventory for Graves

Appendix A15.1                   Implementation Schedule




Figure 1.1               Proposed and existing golf course locations and boundaries at Kau Sai Chau

Figure 2.1               Proposed 18-hole third golf course at Kau Sai Chau

Figure 2.2               Tentative Construction Programme

Figure 2.2a             Proposed Construction Areas

Figure 3.1               Sensitive Receivers

Figure 4.1               Locations of Air Sensitive Receivers

Figure 4.2               Tentative Earthwork Phases

Figure 4.3a             Contours of Mitigated 1-hour TSP Concentrations at Level 1.5M above ground (Scenario A)

Figure 4.3b            Contours of Mitigated 1-hour TSP Concentrations at Level 1.5M above ground (Scenario B)

Figure 4.3c             Contours of Mitigated 1-hour TSP Concentrations at Level 1.5M above ground (Scenario C)

Figure 4.4a             Contours of Mitigated 24-hour TSP Concentrations at Level 1.5M above ground (Scenario A)

Figure 4.4b            Contours of Mitigated 24-hour TSP Concentrations at Level 1.5M above ground (Scenario B)

Figure 4.4c             Contours of Mitigated 24-hour TSP Concentrations at Level 1.5M above ground (Scenario C)

Figure 6.1a             Water Quality at Port Shelter

Figure 6.1b            Water Quality at Port Shelter

Figure 6.1c             Water Quality Compliance Rate

Figure 6.2               Locations of Marine Water Monitoring Stations at Existing Golf Courses

Figure 6.3               Locations of Freshwater Water Monitoring Stations at Existing Golf Courses

Figure 6.4               Closed Low-Flow Drainage System

Figure 6.5               Water Sensitive Receivers

Figure 6.6a             Streams and Proposed Permanent Bridges

Figure 6.6b            Proposed Buffer Zones at Streams

Figure 6.7a             Proposed Temporary Barging Point

Figure 6.7b            Water Sensitive Receivers during the construction and operation phase of the desalination plant

Figure 6.7c             Proposed Desalination Plant and Silt Curtain Locations

Figure 6.8               Proposed Concrete Batching Plant and Storage Area locations

Figure 6.9               Proposed Desalination Plant Schematic Flow Diagram

Figure 6.10a           Proposed Filter System (Collection of Surface Runoff from Hole 5 and Part of Hole 6) - Sheet 1 of 2

Figure 6.10b          Proposed Filter System Locations - Sheet 2 of 2

Figure 7.1               Location of Dredging Area and Proposed Sediment Sampling Points

Figure 8.1               Project Area, Assessment Area and Site of Conservation Importance

Figure 8.2               Sampling locations for Terrestrial Fauna

Figure 8.3               Habitat Map and Locations of Species of Conservation Interest

Figure 8.4               Photos of Habitats and Species of Conservation Interest

Figure 8.5               Golf Course Layout, Site Formation Boundary and Stream Buffer Zone overlaid on Habitat Map

Figure 8.6               Stream Crossings in form of Bridge and Underground Culvert

Figure 9.1               Port Shelter WCZ

Figure 9.2               Marine Assessment Area

Figure 9.3               Sites of Marine Ecology Importance within Port Shelter WCZ

Figure 9.4               Location of Sampling Sites

Figure 9.5               Distribution of Chinese White Dolphin (Source: AFCD 2004b))

Figure 9.6               Distribution of Finless Porpoise (Source: AFCD 2004b))

Figure 9.7               The Original Design of Temporary Barging Point

Figure 9.8               The New Design of Temporary Barging Point

Figure 9.9               First option of Desalination Plant Pipelines

Figure 9.10             Second Option of Desalination Plant Pipelines

Figure 11.1             Sampling Locations for Land Contamination


General Location Plan of Study Area


General Arrangement and Key Plan


Extent of Construction Works


Layout Plan of Study Area – Area A


Layout Plan of Study Area – Area B


Layout Plan of Study Area – Area C


Layout Plan of Study Area – Area D


Administration building ground and first flow plans


Administration building elevations


Maintenance building plan and elevations


Draft Tai Mong Tsai and Tsam Chuk Wan Outline Zoning Plan No. S/SK-TMT-2


Landscape Resources Plan


Photographs of Landscape Resources (sheet 1 of 4)


Photographs of Landscape Resources (sheet 2 of 4)


Photographs of Landscape Resources (sheet 3 of 4)


Photographs of Landscape Resources (sheet 4 of 4)


Landscape Character Areas Plan


Photographs of Landscape Character area (sheet 1 of 4)


Photographs of Landscape Character area (sheet 2 of 4)


Photographs of Landscape Character area (sheet 3 of 4)


Photographs of Landscape Character area


Location of Visually Sensitive Receivers Plan


Visual Resources Plan (Sheet 1 of 2)


Visual Resources Plan (Sheet 2 of 2) (sheet 4 of 4)


Summary of Unmitigated Landscape Resources Impacts


Summary of Unmitigated Landscape Characters Areas Impacts


Change in Landform


Summary of Unmitigated Impacts on VSRs


Mitigation Plan (Sheet 1 of 4)


Mitigation Plan (Sheet 2 of 4)


Mitigation Plan (Sheet 3 of 4)


Mitigation Plan (Sheet 4 of 4)


Summary of Residual Impact on Landscape Resources


Summary of Residual Impact on Landscape Character Areas


Summary of Residual Visual Impact


Photomontage 1


Photomontage 2


Photomontage 3


Photomontage 4


Photomontage 5


Photomontage 6


Figure 13.1             Areas of archaeological potential which may be impacted during proposed works as identified in the preliminary environmental review of 2000. (taken from Archaeological Assessments Ltd. 2000, p. 10)

 Figure 13.2            Map showing the locations of surface material, auger hole and test pit locations. (taken from HKIA 2001, p.19)

Figure 13.3             Map showing the extent of the rescue excavation conducted in 2004. (taken from AMO 2005, Figure 6)           

Figure 13.4             The Two Study Areas for the golf course extension (North Section and Kap Law Kok)

Figure 13.5             The locations of identified graves in the Kap Law Kok section of the Study Area (Graves 1 through 5)

Figure 13.6             The locations of the identified graves in the Northern section of the Study Area, near the existing North Course (Graves 6 through 20)

Figure 13.7             Map showing the extent of the area to be monitored under the Watching Brief (map courtesy of Black and Veatch).