NSW Premier accuses homeless people of 'refusing help'

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore is being urged to do more about the homeless camp threatening to become a permanent fixture in the heart of Sydney's CBD. 

Dozens of tents have been erected along the iconic Martin Place forecourt since December, with the number continuing to grow, despite attempts by the council and state government to move them on.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian threw her weight behind the calls on Tuesday, saying the tent city makes her 'completely uncomfortable'.

Tents in Sydney's Martin Place opposite The Reserve Bank

Tents in Sydney's Martin Place opposite The Reserve Bank

Dozens of tents are pitched in the heart of Sydney's city CBD

Dozens of tents are pitched in the heart of Sydney's city CBD

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejeklian (pictured) asked the City of Sydney to react to the tents in Martin Place

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejeklian (pictured) asked the City of Sydney to react to the tents in Martin Place

'I'm concerned that some (homeless) people there are not there for the right reasons and that's why we've written to Clover Moore asking her to do what's in her powers to move them on,' Ms Berejiklian told reporters in Sydney.

'We have made sure that anybody who needs emergency accommodation is given that and unfortunately some people are choosing not to take that up that offer,' she said.

'I don't think that's appropriate.'

Family and Community Services Minister Pru Goward on Tuesday accused Ms Moore and the council of not undertaking public safety

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