Council uses closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras within the Bundaberg CBD and surrounding region for 24 hour video surveillance.
Council's primary use of CCTV, particularly in the Bundaberg CBD is to:
- reduce anti-social behaviour at selected hotspots
- improve the ability for Queensland Police Service to respond to incidents and access footage
- reduce incidents of crime on our local community, visitors and businesses
Locations of CCTV cameras
Cameras a located in a number of public areas in the Bundaberg region and include:
- Alexandra Park and Zoo
- Anzac Park
- BRAG Park
- Bundaberg CBD including Bourbong, Barolin, Targo, Tantitha, Woongarra and MacLean Streets and Post Office Lane
- Bundaberg cemetery
- Buss Park
- Lake Ellen Park
- Riverside Park
- Tallon Bridge
- Waste management facilities
Cameras are also installed at Council's various buildings, depots and facilities (such as libraries and waste facilities).
Access to CCTV footage
Access to Council's CCTV system is in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009. System access and recordings are available only to authorised persons of Council.
Recordings are stored digitally and are recorded over or erased after approximately 30 calendar days.
Any person requesting access to footage can apply to Council by completing the Right to Information/Information Privacy Access Application.
Before submitting a request, it is important to check with Council to ensure a camera exists before lodging an application. You can then ensure you have the following information to lodge your application:
- camera identification number
- location of the camera
- date and time of require footage
If you are party in legal proceedings, there may be other avenues to request the footage. For more information visit the Department of Justice and Attorney General.
Law enforcement agencies can request footage by contact Council's RTI team. Footage will only be released to authorised law enforcement agencies investigating an incident.