Hobart’s housing crisis continues as second tent site crops up for city’s homeless

A pregnant woman has joined a growing number of homeless Tasmanians camping out in increasingly cold conditions in Hobart.

Questions are being raised over what the Tasmanian Government has done to address Hobart’s housing crisis, which has led to makeshift campsites cropping up, first at the Royal Hobart Showgrounds and now at a second site at Berriedale.

Scott Gadd, the head of the Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania, said a pregnant woman was among those living in a tent at the showgrounds, and that he was worried people from the Berriedale site would soon also be sent there.

Michael Prestage has been camped there at the old Berriedale caravan site for nine weeks.

“The first day of snow, we got out and it was freezing and camping here of a night, the mud is so slippery,” he said.

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