Brisbane City Council dumps tents into landfill leaving homeless without a roof ... trends now
A council has sparked outrage after tents which housed homeless people were removed and dumped into landfill.
The move was made by Brisbane City Council, which ordered staff to remove tents that had been put up around Cathedral Place, in the city's CBD.
The area is not far from apartments and short term accommodation where many residents live.
The removal of the tents has displaced several homeless people while those who still have their tents are fearful theirs will soon be taken away as well.
Brisbane city council have removed tents (pictured) in Brisbane's CBD that house several homeless people
'[The tent] it is your sanctuary, when that gets removed it's the equivalent to knocking someone's house down,' Rohan Pyne told 7News.
The software developer who is now homeless said the reality of living on the street is confronting for those struggling to find a place to live.
'It just hits you in the face, not only the conditions but the fact that you now identify yourself as a homeless person,' Mr Pyne said.
Northwest Community Group president Paul Slater has been providing tents to the homeless at Cathedral Place among other places including Kurilpa Point.
Councillor Vicki Howard told Daily Mail Australia those living in the tents were given advanced warning their makeshift homes would be removed.
'Council will always give a minimum of 24 hours notice before any removal to allow the owner to