Date Event
26-Jun-18 Northern Beaches Council meeting:  Notice of Motion No 39/2018 – Station Beach Unleashed Dog Trial
  Council resolved to undertake consultation for a potential trial dog off leash area at Station Beach, Palm Beach
18-Nov-18 Community engagement relating to Motion No 39/2018 opens
28-Feb-19 Community engagement relating to Motion No 39/2018 closes
26-Mar-19 Northern Beaches Council meeting: Item 12.3 Notice of Motion No 11/2019 – Dog water parks
  Council to report within 5 months with options on providing a park with water features for dogs
24-May-19 Review of Environmental Factors (2019) for Station Beach Proposed Trial released
  Council releases Updated Review of Environmental Factors (REF) regarding environmental impacts associated with the trial
12-Jul-19 Community engagement relating to the REF (2019) closes
27-Aug-19 Northern Beaches Council meeting: Item 13.2 – Station Beach Dog Off Leash Area Proposed trial resolved
1-Sep-19 Northern Beaches Council meeting: submits licence application to conduct a dog off-leash area trial to NSW Crown Lands
8-Oct-19 Proceedings filed by the Palm Beach Protection Group in the NSW Land and Environment Court against Northern Beaches Council 
17-Dec-19 Northern Beaches Council meeting: Item 13.5 – Station Beach Dog On Leash proposed trial resolved
  Despite no licence granted for the off-leash trial, Northern Beaches Council resolves to commence on-leash dog trial at Station Beach commencing 1 January 2020
1-Jan-20 Dog On Leash activity commences at Station Beach, Palm Beach
23-Jun-20 Northern Beaches Council meeting: Item 15.6 Notice of Motion No 29/2020 – Station Beach
  Northern Beaches Council resolved, without prejudice in relation to the LEC proceedings, to prepare DA application to authorise the off-leash trial at Station Beach, Palm Beach
28-Jul-20 Northern Beaches Council meeting: Item 14.3 Notice of Motion No 33/2020 – Activation of Beach space for Dog Exercise
  Northern Beaches Council resolved that the Council prepare a report on the feasibility of the establishment of unleashed dog areas in a set area of North Palm Beach and Southern Mona Vale Beach
25-Aug-20 Northern Beaches Council meeting: Item 17.4 Response to Question Notice No 13/2020
  Council provides details relation to the Question on Notice – Response to Question Notice No 13/2020 Dog Attacks on the Northern Beaches and Council’s Response
20-Oct-20 NSW Land & Environment Court Hearing commences – Dogs on Station Beach
20-Nov-20 NSW Land & Environment Court Hearing Ruling handed down
  The Court declares that Council’s decisions of 27 August 2019 and 17 December 2019, which purported to authorise an off-leash dog trial for 12 months on Station Beach and, by the December decision, purported to permit dogs on-leash on Station Beach, invalid and quashes those decisions. Dog are prohibited on Station Beach.
21-Dec-20 No Dogs on Station Beach: Northern Beaches Council resolves no take no further action
  Northern Beaches Council confirms during a closed session of its December meeting that no further action will be pursued in respect to the on-leash and off-leash dog resolutions for Station Beach.