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Is Hong Kong up to the bureaucratic challenge of improving Deep Water Bay?

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LettersIs Hong Kong up to the bureaucratic challenge of improving Deep Water Bay?

Readers discuss a cross-departmental improvement project, dispute resolution over Fukushima water, and the US presidential electionHong KongLettersPublished: 11:30am, 28 Aug, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

Feel strongly about these letters, or any other aspects of the news? Share your views by emailing us your Letter to the Editor at [email protected] or filling in this Google form. Submissions should not exceed 400 words, and must include your full name and address, plus a phone number for verification.The Hong Kong Golf Club should have realised that to keep the Old Course in Fanling, it needs to allow more people to enjoy its assets. Here is another public interest project the club can help with.The lease on its course in Deep Water Bay (RBL 1194) is up for renewal on December 25, 2026. This is an opportunity to improve Deep Water Bay. Island Road is substandard; lay-bys for buses are absent. Beachgoers manoeuvring in and out of the parking bays block traffic. Pavements are substandard; mothers with prams and children with beach toys are often forced onto the road. Beach and barbecue facilities are in need of an overhaul. The area is prone to flooding, as seen during Typhoon Mangkhut.

The solution is an integrated redevelopment involving the road, the beach facilities, the edge of the golf club, and other government land.

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