THE City of Swan will record and live-stream its council meetings and agenda forums from December 2018, so community members can access decisions and debate.
The new service will allow members of the community to visit the City’s website from any location with internet and access live streaming and recordings of council meetings and agenda forums.
Deputy Mayor Kevin Bailey said council had considered live streaming and recording council meetings for some time.
“We are committed to engaging with our community and making our council meetings accessible for all, and from December this will become much easier,” he said.
Whiteman Ward councillor Adam Kovalevs, who moved the motion, said the decision was a step in the right direction.
“It is important for us to ensure our community are well informed of the decisions affecting their community,” he said.
“Further, we understand that some of our community members are unable to attend our meetings for a variety of reasons.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing more of our community members get involved in the council process.”
An amount of $38,000 was approved as part of the 2018-19 budget for the project. Streaming will cost around $15,000 per year.
You can access the City’s new live streaming feature at www.swan.wa.gov.au/councilmeetings from December 2018.