New England Weeds Authority

New England Weeds Authority (NEWA), is the registered trading name of The New England County Council.

NEWA is a single purpose Council which is a Local Control Authority for priority and invasive weeds under the NSW Biosecurity Act, 2015. The present area of operation of NEWA is the local government areas of Armidale Regional, Walcha, Uralla Shire, and Glen Innes Severn. These Councils are located in the Northern Tablelands region of New South Wales.

The County Council’s governance is in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 (LGA 1993) with the County Council first proclaimed in 1947.


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Pesticides Notifications

22nd Sep 2021
Since February 2007 it has been compulsory for some pesticide users to give notice that they are planning to use pesticides. Notification is based on the principle that people have a basic right to know when they may be affected by pesticide use. Notifying people about pesticide use ...  read more

NEWA Audited Financial Statements 2020-21

8th Sep 2021
Public notice – Presentation of financial statements as per Section 418 (3) of the Local Government Act. In accordance with Section 418 (3) of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW), New England Weeds Authority advises that the ordinary Council meeting to be held on 12 October 2021 will include...  read more

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