Wagga City Council will appear virtually at its future meetings as it adopts a new approach in response to the coronavirus crisis.
Mayor Greg Conkey said the meeting on Monday night, and for the foreseeable future, will be held remotely following the approval by the Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock earlier this week.
Councillors were typically required to attend council meetings in person under the Local Government Act.
The new state government legislation passed on Tuesday, however will allow councillors to appear remotely following the COVID-19 outbreak.
Cr Conkey said a live stream of the meeting will be available on Facebook, as well as the council's website for public viewing.
Local Government NSW president Linda Scott said it was a "sensible move" to allow councils to hold official meetings electronically rather than physically.
"In a pandemic, governance by elected representatives is an essential service," she said.
"Overall this is a sensible move that recognises the need to protect local democracy, transparency and accountability to voters while also aligning with appropriate social distancing guidelines."
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