National Established Weed Priorities (NEWP)

What is the future of established weed management in Australia?

Wild Matters has been contracted by the Australian Government to develop a National Established Weed Priorities (NEWP) framework, building on and learning from the Weeds of National Significance (WoNS) initiative. The aim is a revitalized, long term, strategic approach to reducing the spread and impacts of established weeds.

Working with the Environment and Invasives Committee’s Weed Working Group, Wild Matters is engaging with stakeholders in weed management from the local to the national level. The aim is to deliver a co-designed national program that takes account of regional priorities and systems and integrates with broader land management issues and actions.

Stakeholder views will be sought through a range of local, state/territory and national consultations including workshops, round tables and one-on-one conversations. We want to hear what works and what doesn’t work in strategically tackling established weeds from local to national scales. We also want to understand your broader land management concerns and how this influences how you manage established weeds.

The ‘National Established Weed Priorities – Towards a National Framework’ report, outlines the proposed approach and will form the basis for further engagement. A summary of the report can be downloaded here.

NEWP factsheet

NEWP Framework update- August 2021

NEWP Framework update- November 2021

download the draft NEWP framework here

Contact the project team:


Matt Sheehan: 0427 722 793

Shauna Potter: 0421 501 147

John Virtue: 0480 312 768