HOMELESS AND ROUGH SLEEPERS IN THE CBD (S129276)
5. By Councillor Vithoulkas
The alarming situation which seems to be growing daily in our CBD appears to be a challenge that cannot be resolved. There are more rough sleepers along the construction route using bunsen burners, storing food and personal waste, inhibiting pedestrian traffic and causing safety concerns for all, including themselves.
The tent city in Martin Place seems to be multiplying daily with people who have desperately fallen on hard times who feel that no one is paying attention.
What has the Lord Mayor done to date to rectify the safety concerns of the growing number of rough sleepers along the construction route?
At what point will the Lord Mayor take action to address the growing number of tents in Martin Place?
Will the Lord Mayor consider permanent solutions to this growing social challenge in our city?