No to recorded council meetings

Recordings of Mitchell Shire Council meetings will not happen – even on a trial basis following a decision at last week’s council meeting.
Councillors were discussing a report prepared subsequent to a Notice of Motion presented at the March 2017 meeting asking for an officer’s report into the feasibility and costs of placing ordinary and special council meeting recordings on the Mitchell Shire Council website.

In Victoria, 43 Councils make audio recordings and 16 of those make them available as public recordings on their website. In addition, 10 out of 79 Councils indicated they were livestreaming council meetings and making video recordings available afterwards. Meanwhile in Mitchell Shire – silence (for now) is golden.