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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.
FOKE Public Forum 27MAY 2015. Foke's 2015 AGM is being held at the Uniting Church Hall, Arnold St., Killara. Following the AGM, at 8pm, we are delighted to have renowned architect Philip Thalis speak on " Planning in the Public Interest". This is a topic that is extremely relevant for Ku-ring-gai and Sydney. Philip has been vocal on the need for a better approach to the development of public assets. Philip has had 25 years of local and international experience across a broad spectrum of architecture and urban projects, including the controversial Barangaroo development. For the details pf this event, click here FOKE 2015 Public Forum For more information on Philip Thalis click here Public Forum Media ReleaseYouTube 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.