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Who are we?

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.

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NSW Planning agenda for megacity Sydney!

NSW Planning agenda for megacity Sydney!

Ku-ring-gai Council has prepared a draft 20 year Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) for Ku-ring-gai that meets the objectives and population targets established by NSW Planning, and its implementation arm, the Greater Sydney Commission. All Councils are required to do likewise.

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The Once Lucky Country

The Once Lucky Country

‘The Once Lucky Country’ article makes some poignant warnings about where Australia’s cities, especially Sydney and Melbourne, are headed under current planning policies in terms of housing cost, liveability and jobs. The article appeared in the City Journal and is written by Joel Kotkin. He is the presidential fellow in urban futures…

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Celebrating 25 years

Celebrating 25 years

This year marks 25 years of FOKE working to protect the Ku-ring-gai’s heritage and environment.Over this time, we have made hundreds of submissions to Council, various NSW Government departments and the Greater Sydney Commission on issues pertinent to...

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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Finally, the Berejiklian Government is having a moment of pause in their developer driven destruction of our suburbs. In May 2018 Planning Minister Roberts responded to the pressure caused by the rapid growth of apartments by stating he will put a suspension on new...

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Higher Density: The Facts Don’t Stack Up!

Higher Density: The Facts Don’t Stack Up!

By Tony Recsei, President of Save our Suburbs. Save Our Suburbs, a community group with members across Sydney, is alarmed at planning policies being introduced to force high-density into suburbs originally designed for low density living. The NSW Planning …
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Upcoming

FOKE wishes all our readers a safe and happy 2020!

With the application of the Greater Sydney Commission’s new plans for increased housing across Sydney, Ku-ring-gai Council has been issuing a number of policies for community input.

Please check regularly for these important changes. The Housing Strategy is now in its second stage of the process with community workshops.

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