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Progress of HKSI Redevelopment - Major Events


Redeveloped HKSI Facilities Overview  Redeveloped HKSI Facilities Overview

Date Description
July 2005 The Secretary for Home Affairs set up a Joint Task Force to review the provision of facilities at the HKSI and recommend a redevelopment plan for the HKSI.
October 2006 The Chief Executive of the HKSAR announced that the Government had earmarked funding to embark on the HKSI redevelopment.
November 2006 The HKSI Redevelopment Project Steering Committee (“PSC”) was formed.  
March - April 2007 A series of stakeholders consultations were held, with unanimous support for the redevelopment project to proceed according to a two-phase schedule of works. For details, please click here.
October 2007 The Architectural Lead Consultant and Quantity Surveying Consultant were appointed to proceed with the preparatory works.
December 2007 - January 2008 A series of briefing sessions were held with key stakeholders who expressed support for the sketch design of the Project.
February 2008 The Culture, Sports and Community Development Committee (CSCDC) of the Sha Tin District Council was consulted.  Members of the CSCDC welcomed the Project as the new and enhanced facilities at the redeveloped HKSI would benefit the Sha Tin District and the wider community.

March 2008

Members of the Sham Shui Po District Council and the District Facilities Management Committee of the Tai Po District Council were updated on the latest position in respect of the Project.

June 2008

The Public Works Sub-Committee of Finance Committee of the Legislative Council endorsed the HKSI redevelopment project.  For details, please refer to the related Discussion Paper and Minutes.

The Finance Committee of the Legislative Council approved the funding for the main works of the Project. 

October 2008

Chief Executive of the HKSAR reiterated Government's support to the Project.

March 2009

Officiated by the Secretary for Home Affairs Mr Tsang Tak-sing, the Ground Breaking Ceremony was held at the HKSI Fo Tan venue, marking the commencement of construction works of the redevelopment project.

Phase one works, including the refurbishment of the existing indoor sports complex and the construction of a temporary velodrome at Whitehead, are planned to complete in the first quarter of 2010.

For details about the ceremony, please refer to the press release and event highlights.

November 2009

The HKSI Board of Directors and members of the HKSI Redevelopment Project Steering Committee visited the HKSI headquarters at Fo Tan and the temporary velodrome at Whitehead on 3 November to understand the progress of works. Please visit the photo highlights for details.

Accompanied by some HKSI Board of Directors, another site visit was arranged on 19 November for the Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing, and members of the Sports Commission and Elite Sports Committee, where they were updated with the latest progress of the HKSI redevelopment project. Please visit the photo highlights for details.

May 2010

Officiated by the Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing, the HKSI Soft Opening was held on 31 May 2010 at the HKSI Fo Tan venue, together with more than 100 guests from the Government, Sha Tin District Council, sports sector, sponsors, partners, elite athletes, coaches and media, to celebrate the soft opening of the HKSI and tour the upgraded and expanded facilities.

For details about the ceremony, please refer to the press release and event highlights.

January 2011

 

The Chief Executive of the HKSAR visited the HKSI headquarters at Fo Tan to view the upgraded facilities and understand progress of the construction works.

July 2011

 

The HKSI Redevelopment Project Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony, officiated by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR, was held on 25 July. For details about the ceremony, please refer to the press release and webcast.

June 2012

Officiated by the Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing, the HKSI New Sport Facilities Soft Opening was held on 22 June 2012 at the HKSI 52M International Indoor Swimming Pool with more than 100 guests from the Government, sports sector and the media.

For details about the ceremony, please refer to the press release.

June 2013

The opening ceremony for training facilities of four elite sports at the HKSI, namely Rowing Boathouse, Squash Courts, Tenpin Bowling Centre and Wushu Hall, was held on 20 June. The ceremony was officiated by Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor GBS JP and attracted over 200 guests. For details about the opening ceremony, please refer to the press release and webcast.

October 2013

 

The new 9-storey HKSI Main Building officially came into operation on 25 October. The Opening Ceremony was officiated by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR, the Honourable C Y Leung GBM GBS JP and attracted more than 100 local guests from different sectors. Overseas guests from the Asian Conference on Sports Science organised by the HKSI also attended the Ceremony, making an exceptionally grand occasion of the day.

For details about the Opening Ceremony, please refer to the press release and webcast.

December 2014 The final phase of the Redevelopment Project was completed. The scope of works of the final phase consists of the addition and alteration works to the existing Sports Complex.

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