New England Weeds Authority

New England Weeds Authority (NEWA), is the registered trading name of The New England Tablelands Noxious Plants 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 (under MOU). 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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COVID-19: How Council is responding to the Coronavirus

23rd Mar 2020
The New England Weeds Authority is currently monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will continue to follow the advice of State and Federal Health Departments.  If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, have returned from overseas travel in the last two weeks, have been in contact with someone...  read more

Council Meeting Recording

17th Dec 2019
As per Council's adopted Code of Meeting Practice a recording of Council's Extraordinary Meeting of 17 December 2019 is available here....  read more

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