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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.


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
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Lindfield Hub and sale of Library site a big negative for Ku-ring-gai!

The Lindfield Hub site which is to house the new Lindfield Library, Seniors and Community Centre as well as shops, cafes, supermarkets and carparking is still far from finalised. However,
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A Population Policy or a Pre-Election Mirage?

Since our 2017 AGM when Dick Smith spoke of the need for a Population Policy and limits to what our cities can absorb each year, the concerns have only increased
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High Impact Recreation in Bushland – a Trojan Horse?

Ku-ring-gai Council is currently promoting more ‘recreational use’ of our bushland reserves.  FOKE has real concerns that these high impact sports will seriously threaten Ku-ring-gai’s natural environment by clearing, fragmenting and
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Protecting Ku-ring-gai’s Local Character requires more diligence.

Council is seeking input into the development of Ku-ring-gai’s Local Character in order to manage development ‘in a way that conserves and enhances Ku-ring-gai’s unique visual and landscape character’. This
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New Zoning Increases Bushfire Risk For Ku-Ring-Gai Residents

In Ku-ring-gai the memories of the fatal wildfires in 1994 and 2001/2 are still vivid for many residents. Our municipality is both blessed and cursed with close proximity to natural
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Important dates



The FOKE AGM will be on Wednesday 25 May 2022 at the Uniting Church Hall, Killara at 7.30 pm.


For the safety of our members there will be no Public Meeting this year due to Covid 19. Only fully vaccinated members will be allowed to attend. Masks will be mandatory.


We hope to return to a Public Forum with a range of interesting speakers from 2023.


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

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“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

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

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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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