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Council webcast returns for first meeting

Publish Date 12/02/2018

The Port Stephens community will be able to watch meetings from the comfort of their homes from tomorrow night, when webcasting returns to the Council chambers.

Tuesday 13 February marks the first Council meeting for 2018 and, with it, a brand new live online broadcast, or webcast, system.

Port Stephens Mayor Ryan Palmer says he is pleased to see the return of webcasting, as it will promote greater transparency and community involvement with Council.

“I campaigned on a platform of increased transparency and it’s my hope that this new webcast system will enable more members of the community to see what really happens at Council meetings and to get involved in the process,” Mayor Palmer said.

“Soon after I was elected, I put forward a notice of motion with Councillor Nell to reinstate the webcasting system. It’s something that our community really wants, so it’s great to see that we’ve been able to make it happen.

“I’m hoping that the new webcast will enable more people in our community to stay informed with issues that impact them – not just those few who are able to attend Council meetings,” he added.

Council will meet Tuesday 13 February 2018. If there is no Public Access, the webcast will begin at 5.30pm, otherwise it will proceed shortly thereafter at http://www.portstephens.nsw.gov.au/council-webcasting/webcasting