At the October Ordinary Meeting of Council, Cr. Melissa De Santis moved a motion that if accepted would allow Council to consider live streaming of Council meetings via a dedicated YouTube channel.
Councillors in support of the motion reinforced the need for Council to be engaged with the community.
According to the debate, live streaming would provide an opportunity to see Councillors at work.
It was acknowledged that the cost to provide the service is relatively small despite the proposed gains to the wider community, especially those who are unable to attend Council meetings.
Cr. De Santis made the point that that “many other Councils are getting digital and keeping up with the times”.
The motion was subsequently lost.