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 Ordinary Meeting - 21 November 2023

16th Nov 2023
An Ordinary Meeting of the New England County Council, is to be held in the offices of the New England Weeds Authority, 2/129 Rusden Street, Armidale NSW 2350 on: Tuesday, 21 November 2023 at 1:00 pm The Ordinary Meeting will be proceeded by a Councillor Workshop at 12:00noon at the same location....  read more

Biological Control Workshop - Armidale

18th Oct 2023
Biological control is an environmentally friendly and cost-effective weed management tool, which is playing an increasingly important role in managing weeds in Australia. This workshop is suitable for everyone from council weed officers to landholders, or anyone interested in local weed biocontrol ...  read more


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