HITTING THE FAN
There's a cracking ding-dong brewing up down under. In one corner is 'the violated' - Australian god Glenn Murcutt.
In the other is New Zealander Mark Banning-Taylor - developer behind the multi-million dollar Moonlight Head luxury villa and eco-hotel scheme on Victoria's Great Ocean Road.
Things have not gone well.
Technically it is Murcutt's largest-ever project since setting up in 1969. However, Mr M is trying to disassociate himself from the scheme, claiming the final product is riddled with 'deviations from the original'.
Banning-Taylor has hit back, moaning about Murcutt's supervision. The 'debacle' has become a maelstrom of innuendo, blame and counterargument. Or, as Antipodean builder Charlie Robinson eloquently put it: 'It's been a bit of a shitfight.'