Bayside Council meetings go live online

Going viral: The live stream of last weeks Bayside Council meeting.

Going viral: The live stream of last weeks Bayside Council meeting.

Bayside Council meetings will be broadcast online; giving even more opportunity for people to participate.

The first trial run was a live Facebook stream at last weeks council meeting which wasn’t advertised to make sure everything was working. 

The next meeting will be streamed on the council’s Facebook page on May 25.

It is a continuation from the former Botany Bay Council who broadcast both council and committee meetings live via their webpage since 2002. 

Prior to that council meetings were broadcast live via local community radio station Eastside Radio.

A council spokeswoman said it was all about making it easier for residents to keep informed about council’s decisions.

‘’Council and committee meetings are open to the public, however with everyone’s busy lifestyles it can be difficult for residents to get to a meeting unless they have something on the agenda that directly affects them,’’ she said.

Despite the soft launch the video has already had 507 views.

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