The South Melbourne Market has a comprehensive CCTV Policy.
The Policy enables SMM to fairly, appropriately and reasonably perform its functions and exercise its powers in connection with public place surveillance throughout the SMM precinct.
Amongst other relevant material, the Policy takes account of the Victorian Ombudsman's Guidelines for developing Closed Circuit Television policies for Victorian Public Sector Bodies, November 2012. SMM notes that it is not bound by these guidelines, but has used them as a reference source in the development of this policy.
CCTV is installed throughout the South Melbourne Market to:
- act as a deterrent to criminal behaviour
- provide evidence to support the prosecution of criminal behaviour
- reduce levels of theft and vandalism
- reduce anti-social behaviour
- assist in mitigating Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) risks
- review serious incidents.
The purpose of the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in Council Buildings Policy is to ensure appropriate use and operation of CCTV equipment in:
- Council occupied buildings
- buildings owned, managed or leased by Council including South Melbourne Market.
Installation and operation of CCTV must always be necessary, proportionate and for a legitimate purpose relating to the activities of Council or approved tenants.
Applicants requesting CCTV must be able to clearly define the problem they are trying to solve through the use of CCTV and why the use is necessary to address that problem.
Visit CCTV for more information on the systems used in Port Phillip, as well as details on privacy.
To view the policy please refer to: