Reconstruction of Tai Po Kau Tide Gauge Station proposed

     The Government proposes to reconstruct the Tai Po Kau Tide Gauge Station located at the northern end of Tai Po Railway Pier and part of the pier structure within an area of approximately 0.24 hectares of foreshore and seabed at Tai Po Kau. The extent of the area of foreshore and seabed affected is described in a notice published in the Government Gazette today (September 4).

     The Tai Po Kau Tide Gauge Station is an essential facility of the Hong Kong Observatory for monitoring the tide levels in Tolo Harbour. The existing tide gauge station was built in the 1960s and needs to be reconstructed in order to maintain the tide measurements for the Tolo Harbour area. The proposed works are scheduled to commence in the second half of 2022 for completion in 2023.

     The notice and its related plan are posted near the site. The plan is also available for inspection at:

* Survey and Mapping Office of the Lands Department (23/F, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong) (where copies can be purchased on order);

* Tai Po Home Affairs Enquiry Centre of the Tai Po District Office (G/F, Tai Po Government Offices Building, 1 Ting Kok Road, Tai Po, New Territories); and

* Lands Department's website ( under Government Notices.

     Any person who considers that he or she has an interest, right or easement in or over the foreshore and seabed involved may submit a written objection to the Director of Lands, 20/F, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong, within two months from the above-mentioned date, i.e. on or before November 4. The notice of such objection shall describe the interest, right or easement of the objector and the manner in which he or she will be allegedly affected.

Ends/Friday, September 4, 2020
Issued at HKT 11:00