A push is underway to get NSW Parliament to debate and pass laws virtually as the state battles an escalating COVID-19 crisis.
The move to amend the state's constitution is being led by the NSW Greens and is backed by the opposition.
"It is totally unacceptable that parliament has not come together for months," Greens MP David Shoebridge said on Thursday, when the state recorded 1029 new coronavirus cases after nine weeks of lockdown.
"One thing the community has made clear to me is they want more oversight and more accountability during this crisis than less."
Mr Shoebridge has drafted a bill which would allow MPs to attend parliament via audio-visual means, rather than in person.
Opposition Leader Chris Minns said the NSW government had to find a way to conduct parliament, despite the lockdown.
"We can't have a situation where parliament continues to be cancelled and this government avoids scrutiny," Mr Minns said.
"NSW parliament needs to meet because small businesses are hitting the wall, southwest and western Sydney needs more support and frontline and essential workers are bravely protecting our health - they all demand we do our jobs to support their interests and to hold the government account."
Parliament last sat just before Sydney was sent into lockdown on June 26. A number of MPs and staffers were sent into isolation after someone with COVID-19 attended a Nationals fundraising dinner.
August sittings were postponed on the advice of Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant.
While NSW parliament has conducted committee hearings virtually, the Greens plan would make it the first legislature in the country to take votes online.
Mr Shoebridge wants to introduce his bill during a pared-back parliamentary sitting in early September, which would have just eight MPs present in the chamber at any time.
Though it would amend the state's constitution, it only requires a majority in both houses and not a referendum.
"The best way to guarantee parliament's ongoing functioning is to rapidly pass legislation that will allow for online parliament should the health crisis continue or should it flare up again in the future," Mr Shoebridge said.
Virtual attendance could be useful in future situations, like if an MP has caring obligations or is stuck outside Sydney because of a natural disaster, he said.
The plan had the support of an "overwhelming majority" of crossbench members, he said.
Comment is being sought from the government.