Wingecarribee Shire Council’s draft CCTV and Portable Surveillance Cameras Policy was this week formally adopted following unanimous support by Councillors.
Adopted at Wednesday 28 June‘s Ordinary Meeting of Council, the policy details the use of CCTV cameras for general security and monitoring purposes across Council managed facilities including the Moss Vale Civic Centre, Southern Regional Livestock Exchange and Resource Recovery Centre.
Council’s Deputy General Manager, Corporate, Strategy and Development Services, Mark Pepping said the policy also clarified their use outside of these areas.
“There are occasions where the cameras will also be used by our Environment team for monitoring of wildlife and our Rangers will also have access to help deter illegal dumpers,” he said.
The document also explains the use of signage and review systems.
“This policy helps to formalise the governance and compliance requirements for the operation and administration of these devices,” Mr Pepping added.
“However it’s important to remember that it only refers to cameras located on Council managed assets, facilities or areas,” Mr Pepping said.
“Council does not manage or control any other cameras located within public spaces.”
Councillors heard when considering the policy that two submissions had been received during the month-long public exhibition period with one submission supporting the policy and the other opposing.
For further information on the CCTV and Portable Surveillance Cameras Policy visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/policies.