Station Beach Dog Off Leash Area - Proposed Trial

We are seeking community feedback about a proposed dog off leash area trial at Station Beach, Palm Beach.

We are seeking community feedback about a proposed dog off leash area trial at Station Beach, Palm Beach.

  • Project update

    4 days ago

    Thank you to those people who attended the community drop in sessions.

    You can still have your say on whether or not Council should conduct a trial:
    • Online
    • In writing - marked "Station Beach Trial Dog Off Leash Area” to Northern Beaches Council PO Box 82 Manly, NSW 1655

    Comments remain open until Thursday 28 Feb 2019

    Thank you to those people who attended the community drop in sessions.

    You can still have your say on whether or not Council should conduct a trial:
    • Online
    • In writing - marked "Station Beach Trial Dog Off Leash Area” to Northern Beaches Council PO Box 82 Manly, NSW 1655

    Comments remain open until Thursday 28 Feb 2019

  • Second drop-in session tomorrow

    11 days ago

    You are welcome to come join the discussion at Council's second drop-in session to discuss the trial.

    • Saturday 1 December 2018, 2.30 - 4:30 pm
    • Palm Beach Golf Club, 2 Beach Road, Palm Beach
    Thank you for your ongoing interest in this project.

    You are welcome to come join the discussion at Council's second drop-in session to discuss the trial.

    • Saturday 1 December 2018, 2.30 - 4:30 pm
    • Palm Beach Golf Club, 2 Beach Road, Palm Beach
    Thank you for your ongoing interest in this project.
  • Update

    22 days ago

    In response to a community request the Review of Environmental Factors Station Beach (2008) report has been added to the document library to provide further information on Station Beach.

    In addition, the FAQs have been updated clarifying comments from the NSW Department of Industry and their letters of correspondence have been replaced with a summary.

    In response to a community request the Review of Environmental Factors Station Beach (2008) report has been added to the document library to provide further information on Station Beach.

    In addition, the FAQs have been updated clarifying comments from the NSW Department of Industry and their letters of correspondence have been replaced with a summary.

  • Have your say

    25 days ago

    There are several ways that you can have your say on whether or not Council should conduct a trial:
    • Online
    • In writing - marked "Station Beach Trial Dog Off Leash Area” to Northern Beaches Council PO Box 82 Manly, NSW 1655
    • In person - come along and talk to the Parks & Recreation team at one of the following sessions.
    Session 1
    • Palm Beach Golf Club, 2 Beach Road, Palm Beach
      Thursday 29 November 2018, 6 - 8 pm
    Session 2
    • Palm Beach Golf Club, 2 Beach Road, Palm Beach
      Saturday 1 December 2018, 2.30 - 4:30 pm
    Comments close Thursday 28 February 2019.

    If you would like more information please contact the Parks & Recreation Team on 1300 434 434.

    There are several ways that you can have your say on whether or not Council should conduct a trial:
    • Online
    • In writing - marked "Station Beach Trial Dog Off Leash Area” to Northern Beaches Council PO Box 82 Manly, NSW 1655
    • In person - come along and talk to the Parks & Recreation team at one of the following sessions.
    Session 1
    • Palm Beach Golf Club, 2 Beach Road, Palm Beach
      Thursday 29 November 2018, 6 - 8 pm
    Session 2
    • Palm Beach Golf Club, 2 Beach Road, Palm Beach
      Saturday 1 December 2018, 2.30 - 4:30 pm
    Comments close Thursday 28 February 2019.

    If you would like more information please contact the Parks & Recreation Team on 1300 434 434.
  • Background

    25 days ago

    We are seeking your feedback about whether or not to trial a dog off leash area at Station Beach.

    Local residents and community groups have over many years advocated for our community to be able to access and enjoy foreshore areas with their dogs.

    Over the years, several preferred areas have been identified, including Station Beach. With a growing population, and an increasing number of families with dogs, the need to make provision for off-leash recreation has increased over the years since Careel Bay was closed

    Council resolved at its meeting held 26 June 2018 to undertake consultation for a potential trial dog off leash area at Station Beach, Palm Beach.

    The proposed trial would be for 12 months and located in a specified section of the beach.

    View the map of the proposed trial area

    Council proposes a trial arrangement that would allow families with dogs to share a section of Station Beach at specified times of day. The usage remains unchanged through the popular part of the day, but mornings and late afternoons would see the space also opened-up to families with dogs.

    Proposed times of operation:

    • 4:00pm – 10:30am, 7 days a week during Australian Eastern Standard Time
    • 5:30pm – 10:30am, Monday to Friday during Australian Eastern Daylight Time (summer)

    Environmental monitoring would be undertaken and community feedback collected during the trial (should it proceed).

    For more information please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

    We are seeking your feedback about whether or not to trial a dog off leash area at Station Beach.

    Local residents and community groups have over many years advocated for our community to be able to access and enjoy foreshore areas with their dogs.

    Over the years, several preferred areas have been identified, including Station Beach. With a growing population, and an increasing number of families with dogs, the need to make provision for off-leash recreation has increased over the years since Careel Bay was closed

    Council resolved at its meeting held 26 June 2018 to undertake consultation for a potential trial dog off leash area at Station Beach, Palm Beach.

    The proposed trial would be for 12 months and located in a specified section of the beach.

    View the map of the proposed trial area

    Council proposes a trial arrangement that would allow families with dogs to share a section of Station Beach at specified times of day. The usage remains unchanged through the popular part of the day, but mornings and late afternoons would see the space also opened-up to families with dogs.

    Proposed times of operation:

    • 4:00pm – 10:30am, 7 days a week during Australian Eastern Standard Time
    • 5:30pm – 10:30am, Monday to Friday during Australian Eastern Daylight Time (summer)

    Environmental monitoring would be undertaken and community feedback collected during the trial (should it proceed).

    For more information please read our Frequently Asked Questions.