The West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD), which is located on a 40-hectare prime waterfront land overlooking the magnificent Victoria Harbour, will be developed into an integrated arts and cultural district with world-class facilities, distinguished talents, iconic architecture and quality programmes with a must-visit appeal to locals and tourists.

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA), a statutory body that plans, manages and operates the WKCD, has decided to organise a three-stage public engagement (PE) exercise to hear the voices of both the general public and stakeholders including those from the arts and cultural sector in a structured way. The views received will be taken into account in the planning and design process of the WKCD.

Stage 1 of the PE exercise started on 8 October 2009, lasting for three months. In this Stage, the WKCDA gauged the community's expectations on the planning of the WKCD as a whole, as well as the views of the stakeholders in the arts and cultural sector. In addition to hardware of arts and culture facilities, the WKCDA also sought public's views on audience building and programming.

A consultation leaflet was prepared for this exercise. Members of the public were welcome to send the Authority their views via the questionnaire, by email (, fax (852-2895 0021) or mail (Secretariat, Board of WKCD Authority, 7/F, 98 Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong) before 7 January 2010.

There were three public forums held in Stage 1 of the PE exercise. In addition to the public forums, the WKCDA has organised a number of focus group meetings for various stakeholder groups. Focus group meetings were open and members of the public were welcome to attend as observers.

Press Release issued on 21 September 2009

Press Release (1) issued on 8 October 2009

Press Release (2) issued on 8 October 2009

Press Release issued on 8 January 2010

Press Release issued on 31 March 2010

About Stage 2 and Stage 3