CCTV cameras in Council buildings

Nelson City Council has installed closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in and around its buildings to monitor the area for security and safety purposes. The cameras operate 24 hours, 7 days a week, and may record footage of you while you are in or around the Council buildings.

The cameras are being used to ensure staff and public safety, as well to prevent damage in any way to Council property, its staff and any members of the public visiting the Council buildings.

CCTV footage may be used by Council in investigating and managing criminal activity, health and safety issues, emergency situations and the damage and /or recovery of Council and public property in the vicinity of the Council buildings

Information obtained by the CCTV cameras will be reviewed by authorised Council officers (including the Council’s Manager Human Resources if a Council staff member is involved), Nelson City Councillors, and if considered necessary, Council’s legal advisors.

In the event of some unlawful activity being carried out on the premises, and it being recorded on the CCTV cameras, Council may pass that footage over to the Police or other related agencies for the purpose of an investigation.

Any individual who is recorded by our CCTV cameras has the right to access that footage and to make any corrections so long as that information relates to the individual. CCTV footage will be retained for 30 days and there is no guarantee that this information will still be available at the time an individual wants access.

Monitoring and use of images is carried out in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993.

Anyone with any queries regarding operation of the CCTV cameras can contact the Manager Customer Service & IT on (03) 546 0200