Proposal to include Glen Innes Severn Council as Constituent Council in NEWA
This is a proposal to the Minister for Local Government under section 383(1) of the Local Government Act (1993) to amend the constitution of the New England (Noxious weeds) County Council (Trading as the New England Weeds Authority (NEWA) to include Glen Innes Severn Council. This proposal sets out the impacts, benefits and opportunities of the new council.
The creation of this County Council will bring under a single authority, communities with similar expectations in terms of the management of priority weeds.
The proposal has been informed by four years of operation under an MOU where Glen Innes Severn Council had delegated its noxious weeds functions (and subsequently its Biosecurity Act functions) to NEWA.
A copy of the proposal is below.