17 Aug, 2015

City of Adelaide to Trial Live Streaming

City of Adelaide is trialling live streaming of its Committee meetings for the next four months.

All Committee meetings, held every second Tuesday, will be screened in real time so members of the community can watch the discussions and decisions being made from the comfort of their own home.

Real-time online video streaming allows people to view the meeting proceedings via Council’s website, eliminating geographical barriers and providing greater access to committee debate and decisions.

Deputy Lord Mayor Houssam Abiad said that live streaming the meetings would give more people easier access to the meetings.

“Council’s meetings can seem like a bit of a mystery to many people. While they’re open to the public, it’s often difficult for people to get to them in the evenings.

“Live streaming will give people first-hand access to all the discussions as they happen about topics that directly affect the city and those who use it. It’s about knocking down the walls and being an open and transparent council with access to real-time footage.”

Footage from meetings will be available for approximately two weeks until the following meeting, but people can contact Council if they are after older footage.

The trial will make use of current technology to enable the user to go directly to a particular agenda item or discussion they are interested in, or watch the entire meeting.

Upcoming meetings and points of interest will be posted on Council’s website and social media.

A report on the trial will come back to Council later in the year.

To watch a meeting go to cityofadelaide.com.au/live-streaming

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Paula Stevens