The LCSD works closely with District Councils to provide leisure and cultural facilities that best meet the needs of the local community. Since the department's establishment in 2000, a total of over 130 projects have been completed, at a total cost of approximately $27 billion. New facilities are mainly provided through capital works projects each costing above $30 million. The LCSD also carries out minor works projects to improve existing facilities.
New Facilities Completed
Two capital works projects were completed during the year; namely, the redevelopment of the Victoria Park Swimming Pool Complex; and the sports centre, community hall and district library in Area 14B, Sha Tin. Appendix 5 shows their relevant information.
Facilities under Construction
At the end of 2015-16, nine capital works projects were in progress; namely the public library and sports centre in Area 3, Yuen Long; the development of a bathing beach at Lung Mei, Tai Po (under review); the sports centre in Area 4, Tsing Yi; the sports centre between Tsuen Wan Park and Tsuen Wan Road, Tsuen Wan; the Government complex in Area 14 (Siu Lun), Tuen Mun; the sports centre in Area 24D, Sha Tin; the expansion and renovation of the Hong Kong Museum of Art; the open space at Hing Wah Street West, Sham Shui Po; and the construction of the East Kowloon Cultural Centre. Appendix 6 shows their relevant information.