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FOKE is a community group with membership drawn from across Ku-ring-gai, opposing inappropriate and unsympathetic overdevelopment within Ku-ring-gai, and defending and promoting the cultural and natural heritage of Ku-ring-gai.
FOKE is not anti-development. We work on behalf of residents and friends for the maintenance of Ku-ring-gai’s heritage and the enhancement of the existing traditional character and amenity of its environment, both built and natural.
Three Heritage Walks in May. We are delighted to announce that FOKE has organised three Ku-ring-gai Heritage Walks as part of the 2015 National Trust Heritage Festival, this coming May. For all the information you need to know about the three walks, click here Three Ku-ring-gai Heritage Walks May 2015 The walks are FREE and will start at 10am, meet at 9.45, and finish at 12 noon. Janine Kitson a FOKE committee member and former member of the Board of the The National Trust (NSW), will be conducting these walks. The dates are Sunday 3 May - Annie Wyatt Walk, meet at Gordon Railway Station; Sunday 10 May - Sheldon Forest Walk, meet at Sheldon Forest entrance; Sunday 17 May - Turramurra Heritage Walk,meet at Turramurra Railway Station. We look forward to you joining us at one of these walks!YouTube Documentary: State of Siege Much of what we expected, and were promised, in respect of planning reform from a Coalition win at the 2011 state election has not been acted on. As a consequence the documentary that exposed the ills of the past remains relevant in 2015. Click State of Siege to see the entire 2011 documentary directed by Dennis Grosvenor that exposes the history of corruption behind planning and development in New South Wales. For more information go to www.stateofsiege.com.au
Check out our latest Media Release , which highlights how Labor fails to understand the number of dwellings contibuted by the North Shore. Media Release 28 Feb 2015 and the Ku-ring-gai community groups Media Release regarding the Charter for Better Planning Media Release 23 Feb 2015
Godon Golf Course. Council has embarked on a program of community consultaiton as to the vision of this Park. Two workshops in October and November were completed. Register your interest in participaing via Future of Gordon Golf Course. Here you can also ask questions and comment. More»
Concern regarding Developer Donations Newcastle ex-mayor Jeff McCloy is mounting a High Court challenge to the 2009 legislation regarding the Ban on Developer Donations to NSW politicians. This Ban includes political donations made by entities involved in commercial property development, alcohol, tobacco and gambling activities. FOKE has written to our MPs, Mr Barry O'Farrell and Mr Jonathan O'Dea to support a strong defence of this legislation to show that the Baird Governemnt is serious about tackling corruption in NSW. Especially in light of the widespread corruption highlighted by the current ICAC inquiry.