Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), capturing both sound and footage, is used in particular areas to monitor passenger and traffic movements, secure facilities such as libraries and recreation centres, and monitor public places in order to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, and to promote community safety.
Signage indicates where CCTV equipment is operating. CCTV footage will only be viewed by authorised people in accordance with the purpose noted above, or when checking that the system is operational. No attempt will be made to identify individuals from CCTV footage except in cases of reported or suspected incidents requiring investigation.
Cameras are worn by our parking wardens and dog control officers as a deterrent to anti-social behaviour towards them and to provide a clear record of events if an altercation occurs. The officer will only start recording if an interaction escalates and will notify those present when this occurs.
Static Cameras will capture footage and images in the bus stops on Courtenay Place between Cambridge Terrace and Allen Street for the sole purpose of enforcement.
Signage installed in Courtenay Place will alert the public to the presence of static cameras and at the perimeter of the cameras range to notify the public that cameras are operating and vehicles may be issued infringement notices. Static Camera footage will only be reviewed by authorised personnel in accordance with the purpose outlined above, or to ensure the system is operational in compliance with Council’s Static Camera Operational Policy.
Sensors are located around Pōneke that measure traffic counts and analyse how people are moving across the city. Signs are displayed at each location to show where they're operating.
Most of the footage captured by the sensors is processed and discarded within seconds. The exception is where a small amount of footage is recorded during the initial setup of the sensor to make sure it’s working correctly. And then occasionally for validation purposes.
This footage will be held securely by our supplier, VivaCity, and will only be viewed by authorised people to validate that the sensor is working correctly if it's damaged. It will be deleted at the end of our partnership.
The sensors are not designed or intended to be surveillance technology. No attempt will be made to identify individual people or vehicles from sensor data.
Live streaming of Council meetings
In the interests of making our decision making process transparent and accessible, most public Council meetings are broadcast live online and then made available on our website. You will know which meetings are being filmed as there will be a sign clearly stating this before you enter into the meeting room. Most of the filming will cover elected members as they speak and debate at the meeting, however, the filming may also include shots of the public in the background and of anyone speaking at a public forum.