COUNCIL meetings from the eastern Riverina will soon be shared via webcasts on the internet.
The plans to webcast meetings in both Greater Hume Council region and Lockhart Shire are part of the amendments made to the NSW Local Government Act 1993.
Webcasting council meetings is not uncommon and several shires have already moved to this model.
However, in this region there are some challenges with internet service which need to be overcome. And the meetings may be posted to the internet after the meeting, rather than live.
Greater Hume Council general manager Steven Pinnuck said meetings were often rotated between Culcairn and Holbrook and were held in other locations such as Carabost too.
He said internet service at Carabost meant live-streaming from this location would be "challenging".
"While it will be our aim to live stream where possible there might be occasions where council has a meeting in a location where there is no other option other than to make it (available) on the website the day after," he said.
Lockhart Shire Council general manager Peter Veneris said the proposed changes will be tabled at the next council meeting on March 18.
Mr Veneris said while he couldn't preempt the outcome of the meeting there were plans to have audio recordings of meetings uploaded to the council's website as soon as practicable after a council meeting.
"This proposal will comply with the new mandatory requirement for the webcasting of council meetings."
Councils have until December 2019 to comply.