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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.

Tell NSW Government Your Thoughts by Deadline 23 February 2024

Send your submission HERE by deadline Friday 23 February, 2024 Ideas to help you send your submission: The NSW Minns Government planning ‘reforms’:
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What will the development being proposed within 400 metres of the stations look like? No setbacks. No trees. No conservation areas.

Visit Ku-ring-gai Council to find out more here
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“You have something special here in Ku-ring-gai. Fight for it.” – Tom Uren Ku-ring-gai is about to be destroyed. It is now time for residents to fight for Ku-ring-gai. The
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NSW Government announces intentions for MORE HOUSING DENSITY

At the last Ku-ring-gai Council meeting, less than two weeks before Christmas 2023, Mayor Ngai tabled a Mayoral Minute : “The Trickle of Information Regarding Housing Density Changes – Tuesday
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FOKE supports Mayoral Minute 21 November, 2023

14 November 2023                     Dear Mayor and Councillors FOKE wishes to express its support for the Mayoral Minute of 21 November, 2023 that outlines his initial response to The Hon Paul Scully
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FOKE Thanks Mr McKee

FOKE President Kathy Cowley wrote to Jehn McKee, on 14 November 2023, thanking him for his service as Ku-ring-gai Council General Manager from 2006-2023. Read FOKEs letter below: Dear Mr
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Vale Dr Tony Recsei (1938-2023)

FOKE was pleased that a Mayoral Minute for FOKE member, Dr Tony Recsei. Read it below: KU-RING-GAI COUNCIL MAYORAL MINUTE: Vale Tony Recsei: Respected Volunteer and Community Leader “On behalf
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FOKE Submission: Opposition to rezoning Patyegarang/ Lizard Rock, Morgan Road, Belrose (PP-2022-3802)

FOKE opposes the rezoning of land at Patyegarang, Morgan Road, Belrose (PP-2022-3802), formerly known as ‘Lizard Rock’ on public exhibition until 7 November, 2023 FOKE wishes to express its strong
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Important dates

Proposed changes to Housing Policy will affect large parts of Ku-ring-gai!


The NSW Government’s Proposed Housing Policy is now available for review. This policy will increase housing density on the railway corridor and urban centres. It does not protect Heritage areas, increases building heights, allows  apartments in R2 single dwelling zones while ignoring biodiversity, support services and amenity issues. Importantly, it severely limits the  rights for resident’s concerns and complaints.


Ku-ring-gai Council held an information session on 31st January summarising its impact on Ku-ring-gai. Click HERE to see the recording.  Please take the time to read and complete the survey in the LINK below or make a submission. Deadline for the Survey is 19 Feb, submissions to NSW Planning is 23 Feb.

NSW housing policy and its impacts on Ku-ring-gai


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

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