LOOK out Game of Thrones, there’s a new ratings blockbuster in town: Vincent city council is set to offer live streaming of council meetings.
Cr Josh Topelberg, who tabled the motion, says it will keep councillors on their toes and enable people to watch meetings from the comfort of their living room. Just don’t forget the popcorn.
“We already have a camera set up to record meetings, so it’s just a case of tweaking the technology a bit,” Cr Topelberg says. “Hopefully we can make a library of recordings available as well, so people can go back and check out a debate on a particular item.
“It’s all about moving with the times and encouraging more people to engage with local government.”
Officers will prepare a report on the streaming service in time for the mid-year budget review in December.
The Voice has been reassured councillors will remove their GoPro headwear if they have to pop to the toilet during meetings.
by STEPHEN POLLOCK