Peng Chau Public Pier is located at Peng Chau in Islands District. At present, Peng Chau Public Pier is mainly used by the kaito service between Peng Chau/ Trappist Monastery and Discovery Bay, and the licensed ferry service between Mui Wo and Discovery Bay (Via Peng Chau) on school days. The existing pier doesn’t meet the current needs and achieve sustainability, for example, it lacks barrier-free facilities.
Key design considerations for this pier improvement project includes extending pier head to appropriate water depth, providing adequate water depth for berthing, improving boarding and access facilities, such as adding landing platforms along the steps which connect to the pier ground by a ramp to facilitate boarding and alighting of passengers, improving the waiting area in terms of comfort and safety by providing some new facilities, such as a pier cover and seats.
We need to enhance the structural safety and landing facilities of Peng Chau Public Pier, and avoid impact on the ecological environment. The consultation to relevant stakeholders will be conducted. In response to the opinions obtained regarding the improvement works of Peng Chau Public Pier, local needs and environmental impact, we have developed a preliminary design of the pier improvement works.