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Jill Meagher cameras face uncertain future

AAP logoAAP 8/12/2016 Luke Costin

Nine CCTV cameras installed after Jill Meagher's murder face an uncertain future.

The local council this week debated the value of extending the CCTV trial on Sydney Road in Brunswick where Ms Meagher was seen walking before she was murdered in 2012.

The trial, due to expire in 2019, was set up after the Victorian government and the council committed $375,000.

A report presented to council on the cameras' impact on crime was inconclusive.

Local traders indicated they felt less safe than in 2014 although police used the cameras in 32 investigations in the first half of 2016.

Moreland Mayor Helen Davidson says the council won't commit to an extension until it has examined in detail the cost of maintaining the CCTV.

"No decision has been made and until we do make a decision Moreland will continue to work closely with Victoria Police and other community agencies to do everything we can to improve public safety," she said in a statement.

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