Cameras Ready to Roll for First Council Meeting Live Stream

Published on 12 December 2017

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Baw Baw Shire Council will commence live streamed Council Meetings beginning this week.

The Ordinary Council Meeting commencing at 5.30pm on Wednesday 13 December will be the first in Council’s history to be recorded and live streamed.

The $11,000 project set-up has been welcomed by Council as a means for increased transparency and an investment into a stronger and more collaborative community moving into the future.

Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Councillor Joe Gauci was pleased to see the initiative ready for action following months of planning and preparation.

“This is a really positive step towards increased transparency and interaction as we continue to break down the perceived barriers between Council and our community”, said the Mayor.

“For those who have never attended a Council Meeting, this is a great opportunity to see the inner workings of Council and learn more about the decision making process.

“Community members will now be able to access Council Meetings from the ease and comfort of their own homes which is a great convenience, particularly for those who live in the further areas of the municipality.

“We strongly encourage the community to tune to see how Council Meetings work and be a part of the discussions and decisions that help shape our Shire.”

Council Meetings will be filmed from one camera, with the potential for this to be expanded in the future. Video and sound will simply run through the website’s live link much like a 'Youtube' video.

Once the Council meeting has commenced, the video will begin.

Following each Council Meeting, a link to the recording will be stored on Council’s website for the community to readily access at any time.

To access the live stream link, visit Council’s website at www.bawbawshire.vic.gov.au/About-Council/Council-Meetings/Live-Streaming-Council-Meetings