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Melbourne eyesore: CBD street ‘looks like a tip’

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Dumped rubbish is an increasing problem in Melbourne.

Neil Mitchell yesterday revealed there was a 43 per cent increase in dumped rubbish complaints last year, compared to the previous year.

Today, a listener has tipped him off to a major eyesore in the CBD. Rubbish was dumped on Russel Street and left there for several days.

There were seven soiled mattresses, eight couches, desk chairs, barbecue equipment, computers, and garbage bags among the dumped rubbish.

3AW Mornings producer Michael Hilder says it’s “attracting an audience”.

“It is obstructing the footpath,” he said.

“When there are cars driving eastbound on La Trobe Street you see lots of people rubber-necking.”

“It looks like a tip,” Neil Mitchell said.

“This is the road that leads to the magnificent Lygon Street, a tourist spot. Leaving the junk there says to anybody that Melbourne can’t get its act together!”

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Neil Mitchell was hoping to fix the mess by midday, and he’s had a win!

The Melbourne City Council was quick to act once 3AW Mornings contacted them.

By 11.30am all of the rubbish was gone.

‘Grubby’ Melbourne: Massive surge in rubbish and graffiti complaints reported to councils

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