Cr Felicity Sinfield
Cr Sinfield was born in Kew at St George's Hospital, she currently lives in Kew and she has lived in Kew or Kew East for most of her life. Cr Sinfield is married to Ashley and they have three children - Harry, Charlotte and Oliver.
Cr Sinfield was elected to represent Cotham Ward in October 2016 and she chaired the Services Special Committee from May to November 2018. Cr Sinfield was elected to represent Cotham Ward in October 2020.
Cr Sinfield is strongly community minded, and brings to the Council extensive experience in community safety and emergency management from her policing career. Her passion for this can be seen through her involvement as Chair of the Community Safety Advisory Committee where she continues to build relationships with local emergency services and the establishment of the City of Boroondara Emergency Services Display Day that coincides with Children’s Week, held at the Hawthorn Farmer’s Market in October each year.
- Waste Management Reference Group
- Kew Recreation Centre Steering Committee
- Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Advisory Group
- Communications Committee
- Glenferrie Precinct Development Plan Advisory Committee
- Boroondara Community Safety Advisory Committee
Hobbies and interests
When not chasing three children around, Cr Sinfield loves to travel with the family and spend time in the garden. She loves cooking and has a reputation for making a fabulous tea cake!
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History of Cotham Ward
Cotham was a settlement founded in the early 1850s, near Wellington Street, east of Denmark Street which grew where the two roads met that crossed the Yarra River.
The roads then diverged and went to settlers along the river or due east along the Main Gippsland Road. Cotham was soon overshadowed by the larger village of Kew, also established in the 1850s, just north along the road to Bulleen, later called High Street.
It had thriving shops, businesses and hotels by the 1860s, when Kew's streets were named. Some of the main roads had different names to those given by other municipalities.
The Main Gippsland Road was generally known as White Horse Road after the hotel in the Box Hill district, but on the Kew side of Burke Road it retained its name of Cotham Road, the road to Cotham.