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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 GeoRegion Project receives Grant funding from the Community Bank, Lindfield & Districts

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

Rally: Save Sydney & Ku-ring-gai on Tues 12 March 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 suburb across Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central
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TOD Submissions DUE 28 March

The NSW Parliament has announced an Upper House Inquiry into the Development of the Transport Orientated Development Program (TOD). The TOD Program will devastate Ku-ring-gais heritage conservation areas and environmentally
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Tell NSW Government Your Thoughts by Deadline 23 February 2024

Send your submission HERE by deadline Friday 23 February, 2024 Ideas to help you send your submission: The NSW Minns Government planning ‘reforms’:
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What will the development being proposed within 400 metres of the stations look like? No setbacks. No trees. No conservation areas.

Visit Ku-ring-gai Council to find out more here
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“You have something special here in Ku-ring-gai. Fight for it.” – Tom Uren Ku-ring-gai is about to be destroyed. It is now time for residents to fight for Ku-ring-gai. The
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NSW Government announces intentions for MORE HOUSING DENSITY

At the last Ku-ring-gai Council meeting, less than two weeks before Christmas 2023, Mayor Ngai tabled a Mayoral Minute : “The Trickle of Information Regarding Housing Density Changes – Tuesday
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FOKE supports Mayoral Minute 21 November, 2023

14 November 2023                     Dear Mayor and Councillors FOKE wishes to express its support for the Mayoral Minute of 21 November, 2023 that outlines his initial response to The Hon Paul Scully
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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.