Councillor Felicity Sinfield

Councillor Felicity Sinfield

Cr Felicity Sinfield

  • [email protected]
  • Phone: 9835 7841
  • Mobile: 0418 793 573
  • Post: Private Bag 1, Camberwell VIC 3124

 

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 currently chairs the Services Special Committee which is one of Council's main decision-making forums. It meets to consider and discuss reports on issues such as traffic management, road closures, parking, family and children’s services and youth services.  

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.

Council committees

  • Budget Process Review Working Group
  • Kew Recreation Centre - Aquatics Renewal Steering Committee
  • Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Advisory Group
  • Communications Committee
  • Boroondara Customer First Councillor Steering Committee
  • Boroondara Community Safety Advisory Committee
  • Boroondara Early Years Advisory Committee
  • Boroondara Community Strengthening Grants Assessment Panel

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!

Cotham Ward newsletter

Read the July 2018 edition

Read the April 2018 edition

Read the December 2017 edition

For earlier editions of the Cotham Ward newsletter please email [email protected]

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.

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