City of Vincent to be first WA council to live stream, archive and bookmark meetings

City of Vincent to be first WA council to live stream, archive and bookmark meetings

CITY of Vincent will be the first WA council to live stream, archive and bookmark its council meetings.

Vincent councillors agreed at last night’s council meeting to archive live streamed meetings, bookmark items and make them available on the City website as soon as practical.

Mayor Emma Cole said other councils offered a variety of access to audio and visual, but Vincent was the only to offer the “full service”.

The City has live streamed briefing sessions and council meetings since May 30 this year after approving a cost of $16,000 to upgrade camera equipment in council chambers and provide a two year service.

Councillor Roslyn Harley expressed some reservations, despite supporting the move.

“I am still concerned because we are not protected under Parliamentary privilege,” she said.

“I would like to see some statistics on how wide this is going; I think there is interest further than our City.

“I think this needs to come back to a workshop so we can make sure we stay as contemporary as possible and learn from our mistakes.”

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