A $678,500 price tag has been put on establishing a security camera network in Lavington shopping areas.
However, the timeframe and funding for the system remain uncertain following a consultant's report being done for Albury Council.
Security specialists Matryx Consulting, who have been involved in CCTV projects around Australia, have outlined the costs and locations of cameras in Lavington.
The $678,500 is for a wireless network involving 13 cameras spread over sites in Mate Street, Wagga Road, Urana Road and around Lavington Square.
A budget of $1.325 million was flagged if fibre optic cables were used instead.
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The consultant stated the extra cost for fibre optic was tied to existing conduits from the Telstra exchange at the Five Ways adding "a layer of both complexity and risk to installing any new services in the ground".
Matryx estimated a wireless system would have a life cycle of at least 10 years, while fibre optic would last more than 20 years and given certain measures may never require new cables.
The consultant's report is being presented to Monday night's council meeting.
Staff recommend the findings be noted, but do not outline a timeline for the cameras to be installed, instead pointing to a lack of clarity over funding the project.
Staff note it is "impossible to predict" when NSW or federal grants may be available and that council has not allocated money towards the project in its budget for the next four years.
It is recommended the council "considers the inclusion of all or part funding for the installation of a CCTV system in the Lavington CBD" in its 2021-25 outlook.
Lavington councillor Darren Cameron said on Friday he had concerns about the lack of commitment shown in the recommendation.
He also wants to revisit the issue of having mobile security cameras at roundabouts to target hoon drivers.