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Lord Mayor set to shutdown homeless camps along Melbourne city streets

Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle is waging war on homeless camps with CBD streets to be swept clean next week.

A makeshift camp is lining the street outside Flinders St Station where almost a dozen people have set up .

Other similar camps have popped up elsewhere and are being blamed for making the world’s most liveable city look trashy.

Melbourne City Council has committed 350 thousand dollars to send workers onto streets and direct rough sleepers to drug and alcohol services, accommodation, or any other services they might need.

Salvation Army’s Major Brendan Nottle has told 3AW’s Justin and Kate the problem needs to be fixed.

‘The city has to be a place that’s safe for everyone,’ Major Nottles tells 3AW Breakfast.

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