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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 Housing Strategy – Further changes!

Ku-ring-gai Council is preparing yet another Residential Housing Strategy, a planning process driven by the NSW Dept of Planning to periodically rezone more and more of our established garden suburbs
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NSW’s Catastrophic Summer Needs Action

New laws are urgently needed to protect Ku-ring-gai’s bushland, forested landscapes and biodiversity. Australia’s unprecedented 2019-2020 bushfires have changed everything.  Never before has Australia witnessed an 11,000km fire edge that
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NSW Planning agenda for megacity Sydney!

Ku-ring-gai Council has prepared a draft 20 year Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) for Ku-ring-gai that meets the objectives and population targets established by NSW Planning, and its implementation arm,
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Ku-ring-gai’s Plans for our Future: Massive increase in High Density!

Following many months of deliberation, the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) North District Commissioner, Dr Debra Dearing, and council staff have released for public comment, the Draft Ku-ring-gai Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS). Ultimately,
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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
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Berejiklian’s Destructive Record on the Environment

With the Berejiklian Government now re-elected, we cannot ignore that this Government has demonstrated such contempt for protecting the environment. It was positive to hear that the Don Harwin, NSW
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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
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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
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Important dates



Ku-ring-gai Council regularly puts various plans up on their website for comment. Not all are circulated to residents.


It is important to check their site regularly. The link is Your Say.


Currently there are a number of plans affecting Roseville Chase, Wahroonga and St Ives.


Dedfinitely worth a look!



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3 months ago

Premier Perrottet was quoted as saying he disagreed with Scott Morrison's earlier criticism of ICAC being a "kangaroo court".

“I think the ICAC plays an important role in upholding integrity and ... See more

3 months ago

The article states:
“To make uninformed comments that this commission is a kangaroo court has the real capacity to undermine the commission’s work, and just as importantly, public confidence in ... See more

3 months ago

It is concerning when even the SMH has drunk from the development industry's koolaid and starts to believe that the housing ... See more

3 months ago

NSW Building Commissioner Chandler extending his term for a further 2 years!

The Urban Developer Article states: "While his priorities have shifted now that the reform process he helms has ... See more

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