A section of the CKR tunnel of about 400m in length will be constructed at the section of Kansu Street between Hoi Wang Road and Nathan Road. Several public facilities along the tunnel alignment will need to be reprovisioned to facilitate the construction works. Preliminary reprovisioning arrangements were formulated at the investigation and preliminary design stage. These arrangements have been widely discussed by the public in the activities in the first phase of public engagement. We have enhanced the reprovisioning arrangements taking into account the public views. The public generally support the revised proposals.
Yau Ma Tei Multi-storey Carpark (YMTMCP)
YMTMCP will be demolished about three years after the commencement of the works. The offices of Social Welfare Department, Lands Department and Transport Department inside the building will be reprovisioned in the West Kowloon Government Offices.
The Yau Ma Tei (YMT) Public Library in YMTMCP will be temporarily relocated to the rest area at the south of Henry G. Leong Yau Ma Tei Community Centre, accommodated in the same temporary building with the YMT Jade Hawker Bazaar (JHB). Upon completion of the works, the YMT Public Library will be relocated inside a new building to be constructed on the original site of the YMTMCP.
Jade Hawker Bazaar (JHB)
The JHB will be demolished during the construction of the CKR. In January 2013, we had a focus group meeting with operators of the JHB. At that time, operators of JHB requested that the two existing bazaars should be re-provisioned on a single temporary site. Having considered their views, we now propose to re-provision the two JHB at the rest area at the south of Henry G. Leung Yau Ma Tei Community Centre.
For permanent re-provisioning, the JHB will be re-provisioned at its original location according to the proposal mentioned in the PE Digest. There are also views supporting permanent re-provisioning of the JHB at a single location. We will liaise with the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, Planning Department and the relevant stakeholders to further investigate the implementation of this suggestion.
Yau Ma Tei Police Station
The tunnel of the CKR will pass underneath part of the new wing, kitchen, laundry and carpark of the YMT Police Station (PS). Both the old wing and new wing of the existing YMTPS can be preserved while the existing kitchen, laundry and carport will be demolished. The existing YMTPS will be occupied as works site when CKR construction works are in progress. To ensure that the existing services of the police station are maintained during construction, the police station has been relocated to a new YMTPS at Yau Cheung Road before the commencement of the CKR project. Besides, a Police Reporting Centre will be maintained in the existing YMTPS for the convenience of local residents.
Yaumatei Specialist Clinic Extension
Yaumatei Specialist Clinic Extension (YMTSCE) will be demolished about two years after the commencement of the works. The facilities of Department of Health within YMTSCE including the Dermatological Clinic and the Methadone Clinic will be reprovisioned in the adjacent Yau Ma Tei Jockey Club Polyclinic. The Maternal and Child Health Centre will be temporarily reprovisioned in a temporary building at Yau Cheung Road in Yau Ma Tei. Food and Health Bureau and Department of Health plan to permanently reprovide the Maternal and Child Health Centre within the proposed Community Health Centre at the ex-Mong Kok Market site.
The facilities of Hospital Authority within the YMTSCE, namely Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist Clinic (including Speech Therapy and Audiology services), Child Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic, Child Psychiatric Day Hospital, Renal Dialysis Centre, Geriatric Day Hospital (including Community Geriatric Assessment service) and Dispensary will be reprovisioned in the new building in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The rest areas, playground and basketball court at Kansu Street, Shanghai Street and Public Square Street will be temporarily closed during the construction period. These recreational facilities will not be reprovisioned during the construction period because of limited space. However, there are other recreational facilities nearby for the enjoyment of the public.