Live Stream Success

Published on 15 December 2017

Media Release

Over 60 community members tuned in to Baw Baw Shire Council’s first ever live streamed meeting on Wednesday night.

The stream went off without a hitch thanks to a well-planned and implemented technology system and thorough testing.

The initiation of the project was driven by Central Ward Councillor and now Deputy Mayor Danny Goss who moved the motion for live streamed meetings earlier this year in August.

The Deputy Mayor said it was the goal of being a more open Council that drove his initial motivation.

“I think that Council needs to be accessible to as many as possible and that our ratepayers need to know how and why we make decisions”, said the Deputy Mayor.

“Live streaming meetings was on my radar since being elected into Council. It’s been a really positive process making this into a reality with strong support from both my fellow Councillors and our community.

“One of the best things about being a Councillor is being able to listen to community needs and turn them into a reality, and that’s what we have seen happen last night.

“As a Council we’re proud to see our $11,000 project investment working to better align Council with our community and really increase transparency across the board.”

Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Councillor Joe Gauci agreed stating that Council is continually striving to be more innovative, community focused and future-ready.

The Mayor also acknowledged and thanked Wellington Shire Council for their collaboration, sharing of knowledge and experience which helped Council save approximately $5,500 on procurement.

Following each Council Meeting, a recording will be stored on Council’s website which can be accessed at any time. The first recording will be uploaded online early next week.