Draft CCTV and surveillance camera policy on exhibition

18 May, 2017Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from residents after councillors endorsed a draft CCTV and Portable Surveillance Cameras Policy at last week’s Council Meeting.

Council’s Deputy General Manager, Corporate, Strategy and Development Services, Mark Pepping explained the purpose of the draft policy currently on public exhibition.

“We’ve currently got a number of CCTV cameras located across various Council managed facilities,” he said.  “Examples can be found at our Civic Centre, libraries and Resource Recovery Centre.”

“These are used for general security and monitoring purposes.

“But there are also times when we use surveillance cameras for identification purposes such as the monitoring of biodiversity and at illegal dumping hotspots,” Mr Pepping said.

The document details such aspects as location of cameras, signage and review systems.

“It also looks to formalise the governance and compliance requirements for the operation and administration of these devices,” Mr Pepping added.

“It’s important to remember that it only refers to cameras located within Council managed facilities,” Mr Pepping added.  “Council does not manage or control any other cameras located within public spaces.”

The draft policy will be on public exhibition for 30 days until 13 June 2017.

“We encourage the community to view this draft document and make comment by the closing date.”

For further information, or to view a copy of the draft policy visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/whats-on-public-exhibition, the Moss Vale Civic Centre or Council’s Mittagong, Bowral, Moss Vale libraries or mobile library.

Submissions and feedback close 4.00pm Tuesday 13 June 2017.

Feedback and submissions can be made via:

  • email at: mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au
  • or in writing addressed to the General Manager – Wingecarribee Shire Council, PO Box 141, Moss Vale , 2577

Following the close of the exhibition period, all responses will be collated and included in a final report to be presented to Council.

For further information contact Council’s Senior Governance Officer on phone 4868 0888.