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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.

FOKE Evidence on Planning

FOKE presented evidence to the NSW Parliament Upper House Portfolio Committee No. 7 regarding its inquiry into the planning system and the impact of climate change on the environment and communities
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Council takes legal action

Ku-ring-gai Council unanimously voted to take legal action against the NSW Governments Transport Orientated Development (TOD) State Environment Planning Policy (SEPP) at its Council meeting on Wednesday 8 May, 2024.
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Blue Mtns letter to Minns

OPEN LETTER TO THE PREMIER OF NSW Read letter to Premier from Blue Mountains Conservation Society published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 13 May 2024 HERE
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Ku-ring-gai’s Letter to NSW

READ Ku-ring-gai’s open letter to NSW residents, published in early May 2024: An open letter to NSW residents – WAKE UP We’ve all heard about the NSW Government’s plans for
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GeoRegion = GeoWonder

Dr Peter Mitchell OAM will talk about FOKEs fascinating Ku-ring-gai GeoRegion project which celebrates Sydney’s unique geological heritage When: Saturday 18 May, 2024 Time: 2-4pm Venue: Roseville Uniting Church, 7A
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Grant for GeoRegion

FOKE and Steering Committee members of the Ku-ring-gai GeoRegion project were delighted to attend the Grants Presentation night on 20th February. FOKE sincerely thanks the Board of the Community Bank-
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RALLY Save our Suburb 12th March Sydney Domain Ipm

Save Sydney Rally

ON Tuesday 12 March 2024 1pm AT Tree of Knowledge behind Parliament House, Hospital Road, Domain. Map here. PROTEST against the new planning laws proposed by the NSW Government. THREATENS every
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TOD Inquiry Announced

The NSW Parliament has announced an Upper House Inquiry into the Development of the Transport Orientated Development Program (TOD). Submissions are due on 28 March 2924. The TOD Program will
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Important dates



FOKE is waiting for any changes into the planned introduction of the Transport Oriented Development Program, affecting Roseville, Lindfield, Killara and Gordon, which had an original commencement date of this April.


The Government Inquiry into the Transport Oriented Development Program is expected to deliver their report in September 2024.


To find out more about the  NSW Government’s Proposed Housing Policies and their impact on Ku-ring-gai click HERE.


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.


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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.

FOKE supports the Open Letter to the Premier by the Blue Mountains Conservation Society calling on the government to exclude the Blue Mountains from the Low and Mid-Rise Housing SEPPThe Blue Mountains - not another suburb of Sydney.Community leaders and environmental groups have come together to advocate for the protection of the Blue Mountains, against the detrimental effects of the NSW Govt's proposed housing reforms which would see increased density and inappropriate housing. With 24 co-signatories, the Open Letter published today in the Sydney Morning Herald and sponsored by the Blue Mountains Conservation Society reflects our shared determination to protect our environment and heritage. Join us in standing for the preservation of the Blue Mountains and write to Premier Chris Minns to have the Blue Mountains excluded from these plans. See ... See MoreSee Less
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