Auckland Council has voted in support of a controversial plan to develop the city’s wharves including building a new cruise ship terminal. The Auckland Development Committee has asked staff to do more detailed work on the Central Wharves Strategy ( Auckland City Harbour News, February 13). The strategy would open up more of the waterfront for public spaces, redevelop the ferry terminal and build a cruise ship terminal capable of accommodating larger cruise liners. However a new cruise ship facility on Captain Cook Wharf would require the council-owned Ports of Auckland to find space elsewhere. The City Centre Integration group is leading the wharves strategy. A spokesman says Queens Wharf will be investigated as future public space.