Published: 19 October 2017
Woollahra Council, in conjunction with Rose Bay Police, is implementing a CCTV network in the Double Bay Commercial Centre to help keep Double Bay a safe place to live, work and visit. The Public Safety CCTV network will assist police with the detection and prosecution of offenders and act as a deterrent to potential offenders.
There are 20 cameras in total, spread out across the commercial centre to provide maximum coverage of public areas and streetscapes. A number of businesses are supporting the program with the installation of cameras and supporting equipment on their buildings. A map of the locations is included in the CCTV Code Of Practice.
Signage will be installed to notify the public of the cameras in operation in the area.
Council has developed a CCTV Code of Practice to outline governance arrangements and ensure compliance with relevant privacy legislation, and controls have been put in place to balance crime prevention needs with the right to individual privacy.
While the CCTV program is owned and operated by Council, it will be implemented through a close working partnership with the Rose Bay Police Local Area Command. Authorised Council staff and members of the Police will be able to access the CCTV footage for the purpose of investigating or prosecuting a crime. Recorded footage will be deleted after 30 days unless required as evidence.
Code of Practice - Public Safety CCTV (PDF, 609 KB)
Application for Access to Council Information (GIPA) (PDF, 208.5 KB)
NOTE: Please ensure that Annexure 2 of the Code of Practice is attached to any GIPA application submitted in relation to Public Safety CCTV.
Any enquiries relating to the Public Safety CCTV system can be directed to Armodee Reece, Technical Services Administration Officer, on 9391 7122.