Litigation has begun between Mark Gunton's Westgate and the Auckland Council but two prominent councillors are backing the businessman, saying they are frustrated about lack of a new bus interchange at the $2 billion northwestern town centre.

Westgate Town Centre, Westgate Properties and NZRPG Management are suing the council and Auckland Transport in the High Court at Auckland for losses of $33 million for allegedly breaching obligations over many aspects of the new town centre, including no new public bus interchange, creating a "fundamentally dysfunctional" centre.

But the council entities have hit back and Gunton lost the first round.

He's

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