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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 over 120 projects have been completed, at a total cost of approximately $22 billion.

New Facilities Completed

Five capital works projects were completed during the year. These were construction of the annex building at the Ko Shan Theatre; reprovisioning of Pak Tin Public Library; construction of the Hong Kong Velodrome in Area 45, Tseung Kwan O; development of the local open space in Chung Yee Street, Kowloon City; and development of the Runway Park at Kai Tak (Phase 1). Appendix 5 gives a full list of projects completed during the year.

The unique profile of the Hong Kong Velodrome resembles a cycling athlete’s helmet.

The unique profile of the Hong Kong Velodrome resembles a cycling athlete’s helmet.

Facilities under Construction

At the end of 2013-14, nine capital works projects were in progress. These included the public library and sports centre in Area 3, Yuen Long; 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; and the sports centre in Area 4, Tsing Yi. Redevelopment projects include work on the Victoria Park Swimming Pool Complex and the Kwun Tong Recreation Ground. Appendix 6 gives a complete list of works in progress.

Minor Works Projects

Eleven minor works projects, costing less than $30 million each and involving the construction of new small venues or significant improvements to existing venues, were completed during the year. In addition, over 10 minor works projects currently remain under construction.