The Chief Executive Carrie Lam says people are free to express their views on her Lantau reclamation plan, although some were misleading and radical.
Her plan for a 1,700 hectare artificial island to house over a million people drew almost six thousand protesters onto the streets on Sunday, with complaints about its cost and environmental impact.
Before the weekly Exco meeting, Lam said there was ample time for further discussion and the government would listen to people's views.
"Over 270,000 families are waiting to be provided with decent housing, and that decent housing is not even a very spacious one. So, Hong Kong needs more steady supply of land not only to meet our immediate needs but to meet the future needs of Hong Kong," she said.