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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.

Ku-ring-gai Council’s E-News Omits News of GM’s Termination

FOKE has written to the new Acting GM David Marshall asking why news of the former General Manager’s dismissal was omitted ‘From the Mayor’ newsletter published on 22 September 2023.
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Outrage Over GM’s Sacking

Ku-ring-gai Councillors elected Clr Sam Ngai as the new Ku-ring-gai Mayor and Clr Christine Kay as the new Deputy Mayor at its meeting on Tuesday 19 September, 2023. Following this
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For Ku-ring-gai’s sake reinstate GM

SPEECH TO PUBLIC FORUM, KU-RING-GAI COUNCIL by Mrs Kathy Cowley, FOKE President Tuesday 12 September 2023 “The decision tonight to reinstate the General Manger Mr McKee is a critical one
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FOKE Calls on Councillors to KEEP Mr McKEE

FOKE is deeply disturbed that six Ku-ring-gai Councillors – Sam Ngai, Alec Taylor, Greg Taylor, Barbara Ward, Simon Lennon and Christine Kay – recently voted to terminate Mr John McKee, as
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Saving Ku-ring-gai Trees

Is Ku-ring-gai’s urban forest on the brink of extinction? FOKE remains concerned about the cumulative loss of Ku-ring-gai’s canopy trees and asks where the evidence is that Ku-ring-gai Council’s tree
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50th Anniversary of World Environment Day

The 50th Anniversary of World Environment Day was celebrated on 5 June, 2023. Sadly, since that first World Environment Day, celebrated in 1973, the environment continues its decline due to
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Ku-ring-gai’s Urban Forest Strategy needs stronger action

The Ku-ring-gai Draft Urban Forest Strategy lacks support for improving Biodiversity. There is no discussion on how current forests will be protected from dieback, tree death and cumulative impacts, nothing about
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Ku-ring-gai GeoRegion Study a Major Step Forward

As highlighted previously, in 2018 FOKE initiated a project to add extra protections to, and increase awareness of, Ku-ring-gai’s natural heritage focusing originally on Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. This has
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Important dates



Come and hear the facts at an Expert Forum on 23rd June at 8.45pm, Ku-ring-gai Town Hall Pymble.


Please see the  details on the flyer below, which also includes a Zoom link.




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