There was thunderous applause for the Christchurch City Council today as a new community hub site was approved.
Kyle Park has been selected as the new home for a $35 million pool and library facility in Hornby.
This comes after Council were flooded with submissions to stop them building in nearby Denton Park.
Mayor Lianne Dalziel quoted Hornby High School principal Robin Sutton's impassioned plea for choosing Kyle Park.
He says it was 5 minutes from 1200 students and would be life changing for them.