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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Latest News

Privet targeted in New England townships

4th Jun 2019
NEWA will be inspecting the Townships of the New England Region for privet in the coming weeks. The responsibility of landholders/occupiers is not to remove privet entirely but to keep it trimmed back and prevent the plant from flowering and fruiting. As this is an ongoing task, a better long term s...  read more

NEWA Draft Annual Operational Plan 2019 – 2020.

16th Apr 2019
Notice is hereby given that Council in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government     Act 1993 has prepared its Draft Annual Operational Plan 2018-2019 and the Plan will be on public display from Monday 30 April 2018 to Friday 1 June 2018 Notice...  read more

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