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FOKE

Friends of Ku-ring-gai Environment

Welcome to FOKE

Friends of Ku-ring-gai Environment is a community group dedicated to the conservation and protection of Ku-ring-gai’s built and natural environment. On behalf of residents we work for the maintenance of Ku-ring-gai’s built and natural heritage and the enhancement of its existing character and amenity.

Low & Mid-Rise Threats

Watch Ku-ring-gai Council explain the planning disaster that is coming to every street that is 800 metres from a train station or large supermarket
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Trees – a timely reminder

If you missed Ku-ring-gai Councils Tree Forum on 26 March, 2024 it is worthy watching again - especially in light of the NSW Governments 'deforestation designed' planning SEPPs
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Vale Jennifer Harvey

Jennifer Harvey, 10 August 1946 – 11 May 2024
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Disallow TOD

says Scott Farlow, MLC & Shadow Minister for Planning
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FOKE EVIDENCE against TOD

Read FOKE's evidence against the TOD
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Minns forgets his opposition to “avalanche of many ugly, poorly built developments”

FOKE wishes to remind Premier Chris Minns what he said on the floor of the Legislative Assembly on 8 August 2018 about planning for Greater Sydney. Read the full speech on
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345 Pac Hwy, Lindfield must not set dangerous precedent

See GB.11, Agenda, Ku-ring-gai Council meeting, Tues 18 June 2024 at 7pm HERE A private Planning Proposal has been received by Ku-ring-gai Council for 345 Pacific Highway (opposite the new Coles
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Forums on Low & Mid-rise Housing

It is important that you attend Ku-ring-gai Councils public forums that will explain the NSW Governments LOW AND MID-RISE housing plans and their potential impacts on your neighbourhood. The low
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Important dates

 FORUMS ON LOW AND MID-RISE HOUSING POLICY IN JUNE AND JULY

 

It is important that you attend Ku-ring-gai Council’s public forums that will explain the NSW Government’s ‘low and mid-rise’ housing plans and their potential impacts on your neighbourhood.

 

The low and mid-rise housing provisions are due to come into effect in mid 2024.

 

They propose terraces and manor houses (two storey apartment blocks) on sites within 800 metres of all train stations, and other major retail areas such as St Ives Shopping Village.

 

Dual occupancies will also be allowed in most residential zones across NSW, providing a site is larger than 450 square metres.

 

See more information and Register to attend  HERE

 

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Friends of Kuringgai Environment

FOKE is a community group with a focus across the Ku-ring-gai area, defending our natural heritage and opposing inappropriate overdevelopment.

Chris Minns’s speech at the Legislative Assembly Hansard – 08 August 2018. “But when the community objects to a twenty-storey tower being constructed in the heart of their suburb they are not being "difficult" or "petty" because they are right when they say it will change that community forever. It is this sentiment and the thousands of development applications littering Sydney like a pockmarked face that is undermining community support for planning, urban design and immigration.” “We are instead being hit with an avalanche of many ugly, poorly built developments that are substantially detracting from the beauty of our city. The bottom line is that when it comes to planning in Sydney we are getting it badly wrong.“Here is the fulllink: ... See MoreSee Less
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