FOKE

Friends of Ku-ring-gai
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The Once Lucky Country

The Once Lucky Country

‘The Once Lucky Country’ article makes some poignant warnings about where Australia’s cities, especially Sydney and Melbourne, are headed under current planning policies in terms of housing cost, liveability and jobs. The article appeared in the City Journal and is written by Joel Kotkin. He is the presidential fellow in urban futures…

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

Congratulations to all the councillors newly elected or re-elected to Ku-ring-gai Council.

Councillors Jeff Pettett and Greg Taylor (Comenarra Ward); Councillors Simon Lennon and Barbara Ward (Gordon Ward); Councillors Sam Ngai and Alec Taylor (Roseville Ward); Councillors Christine Kay and Martin Smith (St Ives Ward); Councillors Cedric Spencer and Kim Wheatley (Wahroonga Ward).

We look forward to working with you to preserve the special characteristics of our Ku-ring-gai suburbs as we progress through the varied NSW Planning requirements.

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