No. The intention of cameras will be to record publicly accessible areas and the activities that take place in those areas.
Maintaining the privacy of private property owners and occupiers is a priority for us when operating video surveillance. The intention of cameras will not be to record private property or business premises.
We will provide authorised agencies such as the WA Police Force with recorded surveillance images from public areas, if they are requested. Images will also be used to assist in investigations of incidents e.g. body cameras worn by Rangers and Community Safety Service (CSS) staff.
We will report these incidents to the WA Police Force and advise them that CCTV footage is available.
No, members of the general public will not have access to images retained in the systems unless a legal ruling orders such access.
Contact Customer Relations on 9364 0666 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any enquiries about the City’s use of video surveillance in public areas.
There are no City of Melville policies or by-laws related to CCTV on private property. Please visit the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner webpage for information on laws regarding surveillance and monitoring. If you are concerned that CCTV is breaching the Surveillance Devices Act and/or Australian Privacy Principles you should contact your local police station for them to investigate further.
Contact details for your local police station can be found on the WA Police Force website by clicking ‘your local police’ in the right hand menu. Enter your suburb into the search menu and this will bring up the contact details of your local police.
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