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Council meetings continue with limited public gallery seating

20 March 2020

Kingston Council meetings will continue during the current COVID-19 closures, however we strongly encourage the community to view the meetings online rather than in-person.

The public gallery at Council Meetings will remain open, however a reduced number of only 5 seats can be provided to ensure social distancing.

Kingston Mayor Georgina Oxley said Council meetings will continue to ensure vital decisions and services continue to operate.

“We are pushing ahead with essential Council services and decisions to ensure we continue to serve our community,” Cr Oxley said.

“It’s vital that our decisions are made in a transparent way, so we will not be closing our meetings to the public.  However, we do want to protect the health of our community and encourage people to watch the live stream online rather than attend in person.  In order to meet the Federal Government's recommended social distancing we are only able to accommodate five visitors in the public gallery.”

View Council Meetings live at http://stream.kingston.vic.gov.au/

Public Question time will still continue, with the community able to lodge questions by 5pm the morning of the meeting via our online form or emailing governance@kingston.vic.gov.au

Questions will be read out and answered during the meeting, and the usual requirement that the person must be present in the meeting will be waived during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. 

 

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