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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 Celebrated the National Trust's Heritage Festival in May 2015 with three Walks in Ku-ring-gai that highlighted specific heritage and environmental aspects of the area. The accompanying booklets including historical details are available by clicking on each link. Annie Wyatt Walk, founder of the National Trust . Sheldon Forest Walk . Turramurra Heritage Walk .
New FOKE Constitution Approved. At Foke's 2015 AGM, held on the 27th May 2015, FOKE's new constitution was unanimously approved. The new constitution was required to reflect the legislative changes from 2009 and 2010. To see the new constitution, click here FOKE Constitution To read the President's Report for 2015. click here President's Report 2015 Philip Thalis presented an enthusiastic and engaging approach to improved town planning and devlopment, based on greater consultation, better use of assets and improved amenity for residents now and in the future...as well as much greater focus on improved design and architecture than we currently see occurring.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 , calling for the Environment MInister to protect historic Turramurra Media Release 13 July 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.