Harbour Business Forum undertook at the end of 2005 a public opinion survey on the Hong Kong's perceptions of, and aspirations for our Victoria Harbour. The survey was conducted in two segments including qualitative findings (through a literature review and focus group discussions) and quantitative findings (through a telephone survey).

The loud and clear message from the survey is the public's concern for enhancing the waterfront and cleaning up pollution, with 88% of interviewees wanting to see more greening around the harbour. Anti-reclamation opinions were also prevalent, as were views in favour of reduced development on the waterfront - not just infrastructural and commercial, but also residential development. These types of development to be replaced by promenades and improved ground level access to the harbour, allowing people to run, cycle, perform tai chi and enjoy cultural and entertainment activities.