Rally planned to protest mega-facility decision

Kyle Park is the proposed location for the Hornby mega facility. Photo: Supplied
Kyle Park is the proposed location for the Hornby mega facility. Photo: Supplied
Hornby residents will march into the city council next week to try and save the $37.5 million Hornby mega-facility from further delays.

A double-decker bus has been hired to transport residents from Hornby to the city centre for the march.

The Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board sparked outrage last week after voting against several key steps to allow work on the new Hornby Library, Service Centre and South West Pool to go ahead.

To fight back, Hornby residents are rallying together to march into the city council on Thursday in a bid to overturn the decision.

The city council has been delegated final approval to allow work to go ahead on the facility.

A free double-decker bus is set to leave The Hub Hornby car park at 8.45am and arrive at the city council for the decision at 9.30am.

Only city councillor Anne Galloway and board chairman Mike Mora voted for the eastern end of Kyle Park to be the location of the planned Hornby mega-facility and for city council staff to begin the design process.

Deputy chairwoman Helen Broughton and board member Catherine Chu voted against several changes, while members Debbie Mora and Ross McFarlane either voted against or abstained. City councillors Vicki Buck and Jimmy Chen and board member Natalie Bryden were absent from the meeting.

 

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