Murray Shire councillors debated the merits of more CCTV cameras in Moama's CBD on Tuesday.By Jess Craig
Murray Shire Council could still look to install security cameras around the central business district.
Cr Geoff McKenzie again raised the issue at Tuesday’s council meeting.
Councillors resolved to install monitoring equipment at the Moama skate park at a September meeting, but Cr McKenzie believes more needs to be done.
‘‘I have spoken to a contractor who was going to do CCTV work in Campaspe Shire,’’ he said.
‘‘I have got some rough quotes from him and I believe the idea of installing security cameras in Moama needs to be revisited.’’
Cr Chris Bilkey agreed that there could be benefits to installing CCTV cameras in the Meninya St precinct, but said it was an issue for the whole community to debate.
‘‘I think the general community should have a say in this matter
Mayor Tom Weyrich suggested councillors put together a list of where they think cameras should be placed.
‘‘If we make a shortlist, we will be in a better position to give (director technical services) Simon (Arkinstall) an idea, so he can put together some quotes.’’
General manager Greg Murdoch said NSW Police should also be involved in any discussions regarding CCTV cameras in the CBD.
‘‘From the information that I have received from police, they don’t believe the system is warranted,’’ Mr Murdoch said.
Cr Betty Murphy suggested inviting NSW Police to a coming council meeting, to hear their opinions on CCTV.
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