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 $35.7 million budget for facilities to serve the growing population. It's hoped to begin construction in early 2021, for a late 2022 opening.

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Update: 17 June 2019

A Hearings Panel has recommended that the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board approves a change to the reserve classification for part of Kyle Park, along with management plan amendments.

The decision means that Kyle Park is a step closer to becoming home to Hornby’s new library, customer services and recreation and sport centre.

The recommendation follows overwhelming public support for the changes, with 85 per cent of submissions to the Christchurch City Council in favour.

You can read more about the decision on Newsline.

The Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board is set to consider the recommendation on 23 July before making a final decision on Kyle Park’s partial reclassification and management plan amendments.

In December 2018, Councillors approved the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board’s recommendation backing Kyle Park as the preferred location.