Southern View: July 30, 2019

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Mega-facility survey ‘hard to answer’

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

A SURVEY on the design of

the long-awaited Hornby megafacility

has been described as

“incredibly hard to answer.”

The city council is calling for

the community’s views on what

they would like to see in the design

of the $35.7 million Hornby

Library, Service

Centre and

South West

Pool.

It follows the

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

Community

Board giving

Mark Peters

final approval

for the reclassification

and

changes to be made to Kyle

Park’s management plan to allow

for the facility to be built on the

land.

City council staff have asked

for residents to choose their top

four features they would like to

see in the design.

The city council has listed 13

options – these are an espresso

bar, creative room activities, media

rooms, study rooms, computers,

a video gaming area, warm

water pool, family spa pool,

steam and sauna rooms, fitness

INSIGHT: The city council is calling for residents’ views on

what they would like to see in the new Hornby Library, Service

Centre and South West Pool. ​

centre, group exercise studio,

medium and large multi-purpose

rooms.

However, Hornby resident

Mark Peters said the survey will

be “incredibly hard” to answer

because residents only get to

choose their top four options.

He said a lot of the listed options

would be expected to be

included in the new facility.

“It is an interesting way to try

gauge opinion and limit it to four

choices. It is going to be really

hard for anyone.

“One thing I did notice is there

is no option for a hydroslide. It

is one of those things the community

shouldn’t have to do

without, it would be really nice

to have in Hornby,’’ Mr Peters

said.

It is guaranteed the facility

will include a multi-purpose

lane pool, a learn to swim pool,

a toddlers’ wet play area, a customer

services area and the main

library space.

The budget will accommodate

other features as well.

Hornby Cricket Club president

Kevin Hornbrook said he would

have thought the city council

would put out a draft plan of

what they are looking at installing

to gather views.

But board chairman Mike

Mora said it has to work within a

budget and it wanted to get feedback

before creating the detailed

designs.

City council’s head of recreation,

sports and events Nigel Cox

said the cost of each option varies

greatly.

He said the number of options

that can be accommodated will

depend on what is selected for

the facility.

It is expected to open in 2022.

Mr Cox confirmed a draft design

had not yet been developed

but the full $35.7 million is available

for the design and construction

of the facility.

To make a submission on

the design go to https://www.

ccc.govt.nz/the-council/

consultations-and-submissions/

haveyoursay/show/254

Consultation closes August 12.

•HAVE YOUR SAY: What

would you like to see in the

new Hornby Library, Service

Centre and South West

Pool? Email your views to

georgia.oconnor@starmedia.

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Fire rages, homes at risk

POOL HOURS EXTENDED

The hours for extending the Te

Hāpua: Halswell Summer Pool

have been confirmed. The city

council will trial having the pool

hours open from 6.30am-9pm

on Friday and 10am-7pm on

Saturdays and Sundays. It is after

the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

Community Board decided to

increase its funding for extending

the pool hours from $35,000

to $50,000. The pool usually

opens from mid-November until

March and the hours are usually

11.30am-7pm.

LED LIGHTS

Broomfield homes have been

the recipients of free LED light

bulbs. The Christchurch City

Mission door-knocked 299

homes and ensured the bulbs

were installed. One-hundred

and thirty-one homes received

up to four free energy-efficient

bulbs. The bulbs given out will

equate to $6625 in savings for

the year for families in the area.

The trial was to see how this

initiative could run in other areas

of the city. The City Mission

partnered with the Halswell-

Hornby-Riccarton Community

Board’s governance team and

community activator for the

project.

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