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
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
Nearly 2,000 people who may never have been exposed
to council meetings before, have live streamed our meetings and witnessed
democracy in action.
the live streaming and archiving of recorded meetings is money well spent and
has improved public access to council decision making.