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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’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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North Turramurra Residents disillusioned

When council, in 2010, proposed redesigning the North Turramurra Golf Course to include soccer fields and changeroom facilities, council promised to incorporate a park with children’s playground and BBQ facilities
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Ku-ring-gai Council plans to sell more community assets

One has to delve into the Ku-ring-gai Council’s Community Strategic Plan’s detailed attachments to unearth the basis of the Strategic Plan. Unfortunately, the Draft Long Term Financial Plan (DLTFP) accompanying
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Assault on our Suburbs

Though at first glance the Draft Design & Place State Environment Planning Policy incorporates all the ‘well meaning’ principles of good planning in its introduction, the detail in the objectives
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“A sting” in Planning Department’s Approval of Ku-ring-gai Housing Strategy

Council submitted Ku-ring-gai’s Local Housing Strategy to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) in December 2020 with the core objective of meeting Ku-ring-gai’s housing targets to 2036, through
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Chaos in Ku-ring-gai Council Prior to Council Elections

Since the September 21st when new Mayor Cedric Spencer was installed as Mayor after a tied 5-5 vote was resolved by his name drawn from a box, no effective Council
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Heritage Act Reforms

In May 2021, the NSW Government announced a major review of the Heritage Act, 1977 which would contribute to its legislative reform. The NSW Heritage Act is the single most
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Important dates



All members and guests who would like to hear more about FOKE’s GeoRegion project are invited to a Zoom webinar at 6pm on Tuesday 7th February. Details and links are as attached.


Ku-ring-gai GeoRegion Webinar Invite


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1 month ago

There have been some changes since this SIMPLIFIED GUIDE to the NSW PLANNING SYSTEM was issued, but it is still a good guide, especially for our less experienced community members.
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2 months ago

Kylea Tink’s team targets Lane Cove as independent candidates grow.

2 months ago

Will the 200m/60 storey high tower proposed next to State Heritage St John’s Cathedral prevent it getting the National heritage listing it deserves?
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2 months ago

Matt Cross preselected for Davidson.

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