Wayne Brown: ‘I’ll make the port pay $400m a year’

Wayne Brown: ‘I’ll make the port pay $400m a year’
Wayne Brown would juggle bike lanes and carparks through the day. (Image: NZME)
Pattrick Smellie
Auckland mayoral candidate Wayne Brown says he will demand that Ports of Auckland pay its owner, the city, $400 million a year in ground rent to force it to start freeing up its land for more valuable uses than freight and imported cars.Speaking at the first of four ‘Battle for Auckland’ online forums organised by the Newmarket and Parnell Business Associations, Brown also pledged to get container trucks off the roads in central Auckland by forcing all freight onto rail to reduce congestion across the city.Rather than building a lig...

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