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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.

Support TOD Disallowance Bill

Please write letters to the Upper House Crossbench calling on them to SUPPORT The Hon. Scott Farlow, MLC & Shadow Minister for Planning's DISALLOWANCE BILL opposing the Transport Oriented Development
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Help us at next FOKE Stall

Can you give an hour of your time at our next FOKE stall?
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Sydney’s ‘land banking’ crisis

Read Greg Callaghan's article 'Left to rot: The 'ghost homes' scourge in our big cities - amid a housing crisis, Sydney Morning Herald, 13 July 2024
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Latest FOKE E-News

Find out how you can help protect Ku-ring-gai - a place of outstanding heritage & environmental significance.
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The Koala Documentary at Roseville Cinema

New evidence debunks the 'scientific justification' for logging critical koala habitat. Knowing this, it is more important than ever to see this documentary.
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Vale Don Brew

FOKE member Don Brew (1935 - 2024) was honoured by Ku-ring-gai Council for his fearless and dedicated advocacy for Ku-ring-gai's heritage.
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Hope – Interim Heritage Order

Ku-ring-gai Council is working hard to protect Ku-ring-gai's 23 Heritage Conservation Areas.
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It’s YOUR home. YOU don’t have to sell

The Transport Oriented Development and Well-Located Housing SEPPs have triggered a surge of interest among developers, leading to a frenzy of activity akin to a gold rush. Developers are increasingly
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Important dates



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

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.