Live streaming and archived footage views of council meetings increase

Thursday, 13 June 2019

The number of people live streaming council meetings and viewing archived footage has reached a total of 1,843 between the end of October 2018 to the end of April this year.

During that period, an average of 49 people attended council meetings whereas more than 170 people were watching proceedings live online.

Council has noted the number of views per month and significant uptake of the service, which has improved community members’ access to council decision making.

Live streaming council meetings and publishing the recordings each month started in July 2018 after the Citizens’ Jury made recommendations to the Minister.

Acting Greater Geelong Mayor Peter Murrihy

It’s great to see so many people getting involved in council proceedings from the comfort of their homes.

Council is not only committed to being transparent, but to encouraging a wider range of people to be involved in local government processes.

Councillor Stephanie Asher, Chair, Strategy and Communications portfolio

Nearly 2,000 people who may never have been exposed to council meetings before, have live streamed our meetings and witnessed democracy in action.

I believe the live streaming and archiving of recorded meetings is money well spent and has improved public access to council decision making.

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