FOKE

Friends of Ku-ring-gai
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Higher Density: The Facts Don’t Stack Up!

Higher Density: The Facts Don’t Stack Up!

By Tony Recsei, President of Save our Suburbs. Save Our Suburbs, a community group with members across Sydney, is alarmed at planning policies being introduced to force high-density into suburbs originally designed for low density living. The NSW Planning …
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Celebrating 25 years

Celebrating 25 years

This year marks 25 years of FOKE working to protect the Ku-ring-gai’s heritage and environment.Over this time, we have made hundreds of submissions to Council, various NSW Government departments and the Greater Sydney Commission on issues pertinent to...

Council Amalgamations

Council Amalgamations

NSW Government’s Council Amalgamation Push always lacked validity. In July 2017, the NSW Government stated it would abandon forced council amalgamations, ending an 18-month war with the state’s local municipalities. Local Government …

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Finally, the Berejiklian Government is having a moment of pause in their developer driven destruction of our suburbs. In May 2018 Planning Minister Roberts responded to the pressure caused by the rapid growth of apartments by stating he will put a suspension on new...

Important News

Thank you to all residents who responded to the Ku-ring-gai Local Character Study. 

At the Council meeting of the 15th June, Ku-ring-gai Council agreed to include all the amendments to the Local Character Statements recommended by residents.

This was the first stage of the Study focusing on the physical characteristics of each of the 8 broad areas. The next stage is the critical one which addresses the social and cultural aspects. A timetable for this second stage will be available towards the end of 2021.

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