COMMENT: Change is coming to the downtown waterfront. But how good will it be? As reported today, Mayor Phil Goff has asked Ports of Auckland (POAL) "to find better ways of clearing imported cars off Auckland wharves".

The "better way" POAL is looking at is a proposal to use electric barges to move the car imports off the wharves to an inland depot way up the Tamaki Estuary.

Meanwhile, POAL's new five-storey building for storing cars is nearing completion at the Quay St end of Bledisloe Wharf.

Are the cars about to disappear from the wharves? Well, no. They'll be

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