Live streaming and on-demand recording of Kwinana Council meetings will be made available to the public from March 23.
Mayor Adams said the primary purpose of live-streaming Council meetings was to give the public greater access to Council decisions, debates and discussions by eliminating geographic and personal barriers that may prevent physical attendance.
“Live streaming also helps demystify the workings of local government and encourage more people to participate in the local decision-making process,” Mayor Adams said.
Mayor Adams said Council adopted the Live Streaming and Recording Council Meetings Policy on 15 December, and the installation of the required equipment and software took place on 8 March. A test live stream was completed at the most recent Ordinary Council Meeting (OCM) on 9 March, with live streaming expected to be available to the public from the March 23 meeting.
“Clear signage will be prominently placed in the Council Chambers advising attendees that the meeting will be live streamed,” she said.
The live streaming will be accessible via a link on the City’s website upon commencement of the relevant meeting, and the recording of meetings will be made available on the City’s YouTube channel after the completion of the meeting. The link can also be found on the City of Kwinana’s Council Meetings page.