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- Lindfield and Districts, and in particular Board Member and former Ku-ring-gai Council mayor Jennifer Anderson, for nominating the Ku-ring-gai GeoRegion for the grant of $1,000.

In 2018 FOKE initiated a project to add extra protections to, and increase awareness of, Ku-ring-gai’s natural and cultural heritage focusing originally on Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. This has since developed into a much broader area which includes other protected areas and most of the suburban areas within the municipalities of Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai, and extending to include the Northern Beaches coastline.

The proposal has been endorsed in principle by the Geological Survey of NSW and is supported by the Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai and Northern Beaches councils and the National Parks and Wildlife Service, all of which are collaborating through an established geotrail development group. We are also pleased to know that our project has the full support of State and Federal electorate members of parliament across the GeoRegion including, the current NSW Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Trish Doyle MP.

The grant will enable the Steering Committee to develop a website devoted entirely on the Ku-ring-gai GeoRegion which will serve to enhance signage information relating to the existing geotrails and future geotrails, supporting interested visitors, school groups, geology students, and citizen scientists.

We thank the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd for the wonderful work the Bank does in supporting projects which benefit local communities.