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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



Celebrate Ku-ring-gai’s Heritage
as part of the National Trust Heritage 


The walks are FREE, but booking is essential. Please see details on the flyer below.

Ku-ring-gai GeoRegion Heritage Festival Walks & Luncheon April-May 23


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1 month ago

Friends of Ku-ring-gai Environment (FOKE) are planning a series of geologically focused walks as part of the Australian Heritage Festival celebrations. The four events showcase Ku-ring-gai's ... See more

2 months ago
NSW's forests are some of the most magnificent in the world, but did you know they're still being chopped down and exported as woodchips?

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2 months ago

Summary of Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Ku-ring-gai Council held on 14th February 2023

All councillors present.

Confirmation of the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 13 ... See more

2 months ago If you are concerned about Ku-ring-gai council covering the Norman Griffiths Oval with Synthetic turf please support campaign with a donation.

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