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Council looks at online format

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George Town's mayor is keen to explore following the lead of some interstate councils and adopt an online format for meetings, regardless of the pandemic.

Greg Kieser thinks it would widen the profile of those involved in local community decision making.

He's told Tasmania Talks, traditionally councils and their followers have been heavily represented by those post their main careers.

"To really open council up, bringing more people into the process, more working age people, more females, I'm really interested to hear the community's thoughts that it's something that will serve the public interest better."

He sees it allowing for a better mix of influence in local decision making.

"It allows a very different demographic of people to become involved in council and potentially to come Councillors."