Facilities and Projects
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 around 120 projects have been completed, at a total cost of approximately $20 billion. Significant progress was made over the year in both implementing and completing projects.
New Facilities Completed
Three capital works projects were completed during the year. These were the Lam Tin Complex, comprising an indoor heated swimming pool complex, a district library and a music centre; the sports centre and community hall in Area 101, Tin Shui Wai; and the conversion of the secondary pool at the Lai Chi Kok Park Swimming Pool into an indoor heated pool. Appendix 5 gives a full list of projects completed during the year.
Facilities under Construction
At the end of 2012-13, 12 capital works projects were in progress, including the Public Library and Sports Centre in Area 3, Yuen Long; Hong Kong Velodrome in Area 45, Tseung Kwan O; the district open space, sports centre and library in Area 74, Tseung Kwan O; the sports centre, community hall and district library in Area 14B, Sha Tin; the open space in Area 117, Tin Shui Wai, mainly comprising an artificial turf pitch; Kwun Tong promenade (stage 2); the Runway Park at Kai Tak, Kowloon City District – Phase 1; and the Annex Building at the Ko Shan Theatre. Redevelopment projects include work on the Victoria Park Swimming Pool Complex, the Kwun Tong Swimming Pool Complex, and the Kwun Tong Recreation Ground. Appendix 6 gives a complete list of works in progress.
Minor Works Projects
Ten minor works projects, costing less than $30 million each and involving the construction of new small venues or significant improvement to existing venues, were completed during the year. A further 17 are under construction.