Ordinary Council Meeting – Tuesday, 24 November, 2020 at 10am

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, 24 November 2020, at 10am.  In accordance with Section 277E of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the meeting will be closed to the public because of health and safety reasons associated with the public health emergency involving COVID-19.

While the easing of restrictions allows for more people indoors, attendees are required to practice social distancing (1.5 metres apart).

Council chambers has limited seating capacity, large tables, and IT infrastructure that restricts the availability of appropriate space for members of the public to attend.

The only ways to increase the current room capacity would be to remove essential equipment, or remove Council officials from the meeting, which would adversely impact the ability to hold the meeting.

To allow for continued transparency, Council live-streams each meeting, which can be viewed any time after the meeting, and has invited members of the local media to attend.

The meeting will be live-streamed below and a full audio recording of the meeting along with the agenda and minutes can be downloaded below as they become available, here: bit.ly/DSCCouncilMeetings

Resolutions passed on matters considered in closed session – Tuesday, 24 November, 2020 at approximately 11.30am

The resolutions passed from the matters considered in Closed Session on Tuesday, 24 November, 2020 will go live here. The agenda and minutes can be downloaded below as they become available, here: bit.ly/DSCCouncilMeetings

Watch previous Council Meetings

Previously streamed meetings between 16 April and 9 June, 2020, are available for viewing on Council’s Facebook page, here.

Meetings live-streamed after 9 June, 2020 are available to watch via Council’s YouTube Channel, here.

Having issues?

If our Live Stream isn’t working as it should, our Frequently Asked Questions might help work through the issue:

What is streaming?

Streaming is the broadcasting of near real-time video and audio, to an audience over the internet.

Where do I go to access the live stream?

The Council Meetings will be live-streamed via YouTube to this webpage. If you accidentally exit the page, go to our home page www.douglas.qld.gov.au and click ‘Council Meetings’ and then ‘Council Meeting Live Stream’.

What do I need to view the videos?

You will need a device running a supported operating system, a supported web browser and speakers or headphones. Using headphones can help block out white noise and provide you with a more direct feed to the audio.

The stream can also be viewed through the YouTube app directly on supported mobile devices.

You can also be notified automatically any time Council releases a video if you subscribe to the Douglas Shire Council YouTube channel.

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Can I watch the maximise the video and watch full screen?

It’s easy, just click the “YouTube” button in the bottom right hand of the video, and it will take you directly to the video on YouTube.

How much data will be used while streaming a video?

YouTube will scale the data based on your device and connection speed. Council recommends using Wi-Fi or a fixed-line connection when viewing the broadcast.

Can I download the recording of a meeting to keep?

No, but the meeting will be available on Council’s YouTube Channel for your continued viewing.

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I can’t access the stream. What should I do?

Council uses YouTube to stream meetings. If you are unable to access the stream when the meeting is occurring, go to the YouTube help website, here.

I can't view the stream but there is a “Video Unavailable. This video is restricted” message displayed.

This may be because “Restricted mode” is enabled on your YouTube profile. To turn the restricted mode off, follow the instructions, here.

Can I pause or stop and re-start the stream?

Yes. YouTube will allow you pause, rewind and resume your playback of the livestream.

Will I be able to watch a recording of the meeting afterwards?

The meeting will be recorded for statutory record and available on Council’s YouTube for your continued viewing, however, it will be up to Council to establish how long it will remain available for.

For a playlist of previously streamed meetings go to Council’s YouTube Channel

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