A new Hornby library, customer services, and recreation and sport centre is planned for the growing south-west community.

Vision for the new Hornby Library, Customer Services, South West Leisure Centre

With more than 12,000 new homes expected in Christchurch’s south-west by 2044, the Council has approved a $35 million budget for facilities to serve the growing population.

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Update: 6 September 2018

The Council is working with the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board to quickly identify a new site where Hornby’s planned community facilities can be built.

One of the sites we're having another close look at is Kyle Park. Investigation work is being done to determine whether Kyle Park, which is an old landfill site, could be suitable for construction of the new facilities.

That investigative work will involve drilling test bores and digging test pits so a better understanding can be gained of the geotechnical conditions.

We're also getting technical reports on the other shortlisted sites so that we should be in a position to identify a new preferred site in early 2019.

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