Sydney tent city comes to end as Lord Mayor signs deal with homeless

The row over a tent city set up by homeless people in Sydney’s Martin Place is over, with a deal struck between the Lord Mayor and those living in the camp.

Clover Moore has signed an agreement with the homeless in the area which says that they will move on when a 24-hour safe space is provided.

At the City of Sydney Council meeting on Monday night, $100,000 was approved to go towards establishing that permanent safe space.

Ms Moore said she hoped the State Government would inject another $100,000.

The permanent safe space will be established as soon as possible, Ms Moore said, with a location yet to be confirmed.

In the meantime a temporary safe space will be set up.

Ms Moore said the safe space would not be for sleeping and beds would not be provided.

The camp, which is opposite the Reserve Bank building, will not be dismantled until a space is found, she said.

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