Gympie Regional Council operates 24 hour CCTV surveillance of waste management facilities.
All vehicles and people entering waste management facilities will be video recorded. Vehicles/loads will be photographed and vehicle registration numbers recorded. Site staff may also audio record conversations in which they are participating.
Information is collected for:
safety of site workers and facility users;
security and crime prevention;
complaint and incident investigation;
inspection of loads of waste;
proof of transactions/auditing; and
Legal authority for collection of information is the Information Privacy Act 2009 and the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011.
Photographs, video and audio recordings may be used for authorised purposes under Council’s Local Laws and Queensland Legislation, including by police for law enforcement.
In accordance with Council’s Public Space Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Policy –
Where footage requested only discloses a single individual, who is the applicant, an access application may be made under the Information Privacy Act 2009.
Where footage discloses more than a single individual, or the applicant is not featured in the footage, an access application may be made under the Right to Information Act 2009.
Where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is made, in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009, government agencies and/or site controllers may access footage for specific purposes outlined in the MOU.
Footage may also be made available where Council is legally required to provide the relevant footage (e.g. by court order).
We will take all reasonable and appropriate steps to protect your privacy in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009 and the Information Privacy Principles contained in that Act. For more information, view our Privacy Statement.