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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Latest News

Blackberry Control in the Northern Tablelands

24th Mar 2021
Blackberry infests about 9 million hectares of land in Australia. Blackberry was brought to Australia with the European settlement for a source of edible fruit and hedging plant. Blackberry quickly adapted to the cool temperate areas of Australia and has already cost Australia more than 100 million ...  read more

Pesticides Notifications

22nd Sep 2020
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

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