23 Aug 2011

Capital sports centre set to open

1:08 pm on 23 August 2011

A new community indoor sports centre is about to open in Wellington, after a decade of hurdles.

The ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie will officially open to the public on Saturday.

In 2009, Wellington City Councillor Andy Foster dropped an Environment Court action after a review found his proposal for a site in central Wellington was unsuitable.

Resident Mike Mellor also filed papers to the court about safety concerns for cyclists and pedestrians.

Councillor John Morrison says the options were either build the centre in Kilbirnie or nowhere at all.

The venue will be home to Rugby World Cup training next month.