Council given no extension to recording of monthly meetings

Weddin Shire Council has been advised it won't be receiving an extension in the time allowed before it begins broadcasts of its monthly meetings.

The Council had written to the Office of Local Government seeking the extension.

Under new meeting practices recommended by Local Government council is required to broadcast its meeting before the end of this year.

"Because it is in our Code of Meeting practice, we need to have it done," general manager Glenn Carroll told councillors.

Council's Director of Corporate Services Lachlan Gibson said the department of Local Government was putting together information to assist councils with the requirement.

"They've put a request out with existing councils that might be doing it.

"We've had contact with several providers, that would be a wired system directly streaming the meetings.

"I want to make sure we consider all options," he said.

Mr Gibson said an outside contractor might be a good short term option for Weddin Shire.

"We don't have to have the infrastructure or potentially an additional staff member attend the meetings," he said of this option.

"They would manage the streaming and upload process. There are several options there," Mr Gibson said.

Council will be given a demonstration of a possible system prior to the July council meeting.