From Monday, February 20 Wollondilly residents can watch council meetings from the comfort of their own homes.
Wollondilly’s ordinary council meetings will be streamed live from Council’s chambers from 6.30pm until 8.30pm.
The webcast of the meetings can be accessed on Council’s website and viewed on any computer or smart device and will also be made accessible to the public after the event.
Mayor Judith Hannan said she looked forward to the first live meeting.
“This is a great accomplishment for council as it is one step closer to bringing the Wollondilly community closer together, irrespective of the geographical distance between each town and village,” she said.
Council approved the notice of motion by Cr Matt Gould in October last year.
The multi-camera setup has been tailored to suit council’s specific needs with three cameras in three different locations to offer a broader view of each meeting.
Council’s general manager Luke Johnson said webcasting council meetings is an excellent way to enhance access to the democratic decision-making process.
“Local government has a very broad range of responsibilities and makes decisions that can affect the whole community,” he said.
Webcasts of the meetings will also be archived on the council’s website.
To allow for easy viewing meeting webcasts will be saved in chapters to match the agenda so residents can easily navigate to the agenda item they are interested in.
To live stream the next council meeting, visit: wollondilly.nsw.gov.au/council/meetings/ordinary-meeting-of-council.