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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Notice of Suspension

20th May 2024
By Government Gazette on 17th May 2024, the Minister for Local Government has suspended the Council of the New England Weeds Authority; and that Mr John Rayner has been appointed as Administrator, to perform the role and function of the Council of the New England County Council for a period of ...  read more

Notice of Ordinary Meeting - 14 May 2024

10th May 2024
An Ordinary Meeting of the New England County Council, is to be held in the offices of the New England Weeds Authority, 1/129 Rusden Street, Armidale NSW 2350 on: Tuesday, 14 May 2024 at 1:00 pm...  read more


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