Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil to go live

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Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil will live stream its first coun­cil meet­ing on­line on June 29, in a move coun­cil Ad­min­is­tra­tor Mike Eden be­lieves will make the or­gan­i­sa­tion more trans­par­ent.

At Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil’s Fe­bru­ary meet­ing this year Mr Eden said there would be great ben­e­fit in rais­ing the pro­file and in­ter­est in coun­cil meet­ings through mak­ing meet­ings more ac­ces­si­ble to the com­mu­nity.

“There is a num­ber of coun­cils that record their meet­ings through video and au­dio record­ing,” Mr Eden said.

“Coun­cil staff has re­searched a range of op­tions with re­gards to the tech­nol­ogy that is needed to com­plete this and the most cost ef­fec­tive op­tion for coun­cil is to record meet­ings with its own equip­ment and stream this record­ing on its YouTube chan­nel.”

Mr Eden hopes with coun­cil live stream­ing meet­ings that more res­i­dents will en­gage and take in­ter­est in fu­ture coun­cil meet­ings.

“Live stream­ing will al­low res­i­dents to watch and lis­ten to the meet­ing in real time, giv­ing them a greater ac­cess to coun­cil de­ci­sion-mak­ing and de­bate and en­cour­ag­ing open­ness and trans­parency,” he said.

“With life’s many com­mit­ments, some­times it can be dif­fi­cult for res­i­dents to at­tend our monthly meet­ing, so this way res­i­dents will now be able to watch meet­ings and keep up- to-date on the lat­est top­ics and is­sues that will be read­ily avail­able to them any­where and any­time.

“En­gag­ing with Fed­er­a­tion com­mu­ni­ties is a big fo­cus for coun­cil in our Draft De­liv­ery Pro­gram 2017 2020 and Op­er­a­tional Plan 2017 18 and live stream­ing is a sig­nif­i­cant step for­ward in terms of mak­ing coun­cil mat­ters more ac­ces­si­ble to the com­mu­nity.”

Coun­cil’s first meet­ing will be live streamed on their YouTube chan­nel at 2pm, Thurs­day, June 29.

To watch the meet­ing and fu­ture meet­ings visit coun­cil’s web­page www. fed­er­a­tionCoun­cil.nsw.gov.au and click on the YouTube link lo­cated on the coun­cil meet­ing page.

Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil Ad­min­is­tra­tor Mike Eden is thrilled to an­nounce coun­cil will live stream fu­ture coun­cil meet­ings, be­gin­ning Thurs­day, June 29.

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