The campers return comes as the council prepares to install free Wi-Fi across Tamarama Park.

The public Wi-Fi project will also be rolled out to other beaches and areas in Waverley over the next 12- 24 months.

Some local residents are opposed to free Wi-Fi as they believe that it will give backpackers extra incentive to set up in the area and not move on.

A community push for more action to stop backpackers filling the streets seems to have had no effect, as the council refuses to employ extra rangers to monitor busy streets.

James Clark