File ref: IRO 10201
24 July 2020
[FYI request #13211 email]
Decision Information Request
Thank you for your request made under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings
Act 1987 (the Act), received on 2 July 2020. You requested the fol owing information:
• A copy of the camera use policy at Keith Spry Pool.
The Wel ington City Council (the Council) has granted
your request for information at no cost at
The documents that fal within the scope of your request and my decision on each document are
provided in the table below.
Item Document name/description
AllPools_Wellington Pools_ Condition of Use - Current
Use of Camera, Camera Phones and Video Recording Release
Devices Policy - Draft
The Council current policy for staff states “that no person shall use or seek to use cameras and or
mobile phones with cameras in the changing room”. Upon reviewing the policy, the Council has
decided to elaborate on the policy in regards to use of camera. In May 2019 a draft policy was
developed which has yet to be finalised but is being implemented at the facility.
The Council has a responsibility to protect the privacy of all who visit or work in the facility. A
policy was developed so that visitors who wanted to film or take photos are able to do so in a safe
manner that protects the privacy of individuals. To film or take photos in the facility requires
visitors to seek permission before taking photos or filming. It is the staff’s responsibility to ensure
that this is fol owed by enquiring with visitors if they have sought permission and if not to ask
them to stop immediately.
Right of review
If you are not satisfied the Council’s response to your requests and matters raised, you may
choose to make a complaint with the Office of the Ombudsman. Further information is available
on the Ombudsman website, www.ombudsman.parliament.nz.
Thank you again for your request. I trust this information is of assistance to you.
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