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COVID-19 prompts CVC to stream meeting on Facebook

Clarence Valley Council’s (CVC) monthly meeting at 2pm on Tuesday April 28 will be streamed on its Facebook page as a result of social distancing regulations.

Councillors had made some temporary changes to CVC meetings at a previous meeting, one of which was to meet in the Grafton chambers.
However, on this occasion the meeting will be held in Maclean because “it has faster internet capabilities”.

A CVC spokesperson said that it was also where “staff required to facilitate the meeting, from a technological standpoint”, are located.

Some councillors will participate from home, while others will be “attending from individual rooms in both the Grafton and Maclean chambers, as will the council’s executive team”.

“The meeting will be streamed live to council’s Facebook page,” the spokesperson wrote in an emailed response.

“As it is a publicly accessible page, people will not need a Facebook account to view the stream.

“[Virtual] attendees will be able to view a live video of the councillors as well as the details of the item currently being considered.

“A copy of the video will be available through the council’s website within 72 hours of the meeting close.

“…we are continuing to run the audio podcast in unison with the video live broadcast.”

Both the audio and Facebook streams can be accessed here on CVC’s website.