CCTV review in the spotlight

The City of Cockburn’s CCTV policy is under review and public comment on the proposed changes is being sought by the Rangers team.

Rangers and Community Safety Manager Mike Emery said the purpose of the update was to ensure the policy was in line with ongoing advances in CCTV technology.

“Since 2012, the City has expanded from eight CCTV cameras to 500 cameras across a number of the City’s facilities and popular public open spaces,” Mr Emery said. 

“The growth in CCTV has been possible due to emerging technologies and greater perception of safety by the public.”

People who comment on the policy changes can go in the running to win a $160 dash cam.

Proposed changes include a minimum standard of cameras that aligns with recommendations made by the Australian New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency, and the removal of lighting requirements due to camera advancements and infrared lighting.

The changes will provide the ability to negotiate use of private land to install CCTV infrastructure and cameras to meet City objectives, and promote the use of video analytics programs. 

The policy changes also seek to clarify the installation of CCTV signage especially relating to the use of covert cameras to monitor breaches of Local Laws. 

For more details on the proposed changes to the CCTV policy and to have your say, visit our Comment on Cockburn website to complete a short survey.

Written submissions can also be emailed to [email protected] or posted to the City of Cockburn, PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC WA 6965.

The public comment period is open until 4pm on Thursday, October 17.

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City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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