Council’s decision against webcasting, and not to even just defer a decision on webcasting until amalgamation situation is resolved, accompanied by a decision not to making Council meeting audio recordings is very disappointing. Why should our residents have to pay money and go through a bureaucratic GIPA (FOI) application proces just to try to get access to recordings of public Council meetings to find out the discussions that went on and what informed decisions made? Audio recordings are already made. Other Councils provide free and ready access of their full meetings. Shame Willoughby Council!