The likely departure overseas of the next America’s Cup defence has accelerated plans to find new uses for up to 10 hectares of prime public waterfront space which were cleared for teams in the 2021 regatta, Stuff reports. Nearly half of the former petro-chemical tank farm on Wynyard Wharf is ready for a new role, with the council’s development agency Eke Panuku about to start trialling “pop up” amenities and stage events. The most dramatic long-term legacy has been the clearing of tanks from the northern five hectares.