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2020-05-25

The new round of Operation Building Bright 2.0 and Fire Safety Improvement Works Subsidy Scheme will open for application in July

The Government has partnered with Urban Renewal Authority (URA) to implement Operation Building Bright 2.0 (OBB 2.0) and Fire Safety Improvement Works Subsidy Scheme (FSW Scheme) in 2018. In view of the positive response by the public for these schemes, the Government subsequently announced an injection of additional $3 billion for implementing the second round of OBB2.0 and $3.5 billion to the new round of FSW Scheme. Subject to approval of the proposed funding, the Government expects to open for applications in the third quarter of 2020. Owners can start the preparation works for joining the schemes including convening the owners' meeting by the owners’ corporation (OC) to pass the required resolution for joining the schemes. Please call the enquiry hotline 3188 1188 for details of required resolution.  If OC has not yet been formed in the building, owners shall form an OC in accordance with the Building Management Ordinance (Cap. 344) to facilitate the organisation of building repair works.

 

Scheme overview:

Scheme

Operation Building Bright 2.0 (second round)

Fire Safety Improvement Works Subsidy Scheme  (new round)

Scope and Purpose

To assist building owners to conduct prescribed inspection and repair works under Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme (MBIS) To assist building owners to undertake fire safety enhancement measures as required under the Fire Safety Directions

Eligible Buildings

•    Private residential or composite (residential and commercial) buildings aged 40 -49 years with outstanding MBIS notice or pre-notification letter issued by Buildings Department (BD) (BD had not yet issued compliance letter as of 11 October 2019) ; or
•    Private residential or composite (residential and commercial) buildings aged 50 years or above, having intention to carry out the prescribed inspection and repair works voluntarily for compliance of MBIS (BD had not yet issued compliance letter as of 11 October 2017)  
•    Target composite (residential and commercial) buildings which are not in single ownership
•    Buildings owners have been issued with FS Directions and/or Fire Safety Compliance Orders for the common areas by the Buildings Department and/or Fire Services Department, and the respective Department had not yet issued compliance letter as of 11 October 2017

Average RV of all domestic units as of 2017/18 in the building should not exceed :

$162,000 in urban areas (including districts of Shatin, Kwai Tsing and Tsuen Wan)

$124,000 in the New Territories (all New Territories districts excluding districts of Shatin, Kwai Tsing and Tsuen Wan)

Subsidy

Subsidy for works at common parts of building:

•    Owner-occupiers aged under 60 will be subsidised 80% of the cost subject to a cap of $40,000 per unit 
•    Elderly owner-occupiers aged 60 or above will be subsidised 100% of the cost subject to a cap of $50,000 per unit
Subsidy for private projecting structures

•    50% of the cost subject to a cap of $6,000 per unit   

•    Maximum 60% of the related costs of works and consultancy fee, or corresponding cap imposed on the respective category of target composite buildings based on the number of floors, whichever is less

 

 

The above information is for reference only, details to be announced in application notes of scheme shall prevail