To Surry Hills again – 2: Belmore Park

Belmore Park near Central Station is an area I have known well. For example:

Here it is last Friday:




Yes, tents for the homeless. See July 2015: Homeless Sydneysiders gather in Belmore Park in tents and sleeping bags.

This patch of ground opposite Central station – a thoroughfare for most – is home to a growing number of Sydney’s rough sleepers. Since January, the perimeter of poverty has expanded to at least 30 tents, with a highly transient population including many people from regional NSW. The tent city has doubled in size over the past month, according to the City of Sydney.

See also Homelessness on the rise just as temperatures set to plummet, 7.30: 10 July 2015.