Hi, I’m Kellie. I’m an eastern suburbs mum, former National CEO of Life Education (Healthy Harold) and former TV journalist.
Right now, I’m running for Parliament, as the Liberal Candidate for Vaucluse. I’m here to ask for a chance to represent this amazing community.
Where and how long have you lived in Sydney’s east?
We have lived in the eastern suburbs for the past 9 years, so it’s where our boys have grown up and attend school and play sport – and where we’re creating memories as a family. We feel so fortunate to be in one of the most special parts of Sydney!
Three words that describe what it’s like to live in the eastern suburbs?
Vibrant, beautiful, welcoming!
How many children?
Adam and I have three boys aged 12, 15 and 17 (and Teddy the Golden Retriever)
Parsley Bay is one of my favourite eastern suburbs parks. We’ve had so many kids’ birthday parties there when the boys were younger. It’s such a stunning location – quiet, safe and sheltered. As you walk through the trail and up onto the bridge, you’ll often spot wildlife.
Oh- and the snorkelling is great!
Bondi Beach is our favourite. It doesn’t matter how many times I visit; I am always in awe when I round the corner on Campbell Parade and catch that first glimpse of the sand and water. The boys used to do nippers at North Bondi but now just love body surfing.
Our golden retriever Teddy loves Rose Bay beach where he can take a dip!
Favourite kid friendly cafe:
When the boys were younger, I liked places where they could run and play and didn’t have to sit still inside a café. Rushcutters Bay Park Tennis Centre was a great spot. Also, Rushcutters Kiosk. If the weather is nice, you can’t beat Camp Cove or Red Leaf.
Favourite Coffee Spot:
I spend a lot of time across different parts of the eastern suburbs, so there is a whole range of cafes I like to visit in different areas. But, my local is Plane Tree Café in Woollahra. David makes a great coffee.
Favourite date night place:
We love the Lord Dudley and have been going there since we were dating. I like grabbing a casual meal by the fireplace in winter. Their pies are the best.
Where in the east have you yet to explore and would like to?
I’ve explored most of the east, but I am keen to do more of the coastal walks. We have some of the most stunning harbourside and ocean scenery. I would love to walk from Potts Point right around the harbour fringe past Watsons Bay and to Bondi Beach. I’ll have to break it up – but that’s my 2023 resolution!
What would you like to see improve in the eastern suburbs?
Vaucluse has a unique community and character that we must protect and preserve. I’d love to provide more support to efforts improving our beautiful conservation areas such as South Head. I want our children to be able to explore these areas for generations to come.
Favourite Local Shop:
Combining my love of coffee and books, I can’t go past Alice and Gertrude in Bondi.
Combining my other love of coffee and chocolate, I am also a big fan of Perfection Chocolates in Rose Bay.
Favourite wet weather location:
We’re members of North Bondi RSL and nothing beats the view, whether it’s rainy or sunny.
There’s also enough room for prams, so although we’re past that stage in our lives – I would recommend it to mums who are trapped inside on rainy days. The staff are kid friendly and there’s plenty of room.
Favourite Local family Weekend Activity?
All three boys play rugby, and we love watching them play. Easts Rugby Club feels like our second home and it’s a great place to hang out, with so many other local parents. There’s great bar food and plenty of space for the kids to run around. I highly recommend it as a place to book birthday parties too.
Work or SAHM?
Work – although there have been times in our life where I worked part time and have also been a SAHM.
When I was CEO of Life Education (Health Harold), I learnt a lot about the guidance children need to stay resilient and safe and healthy – whether it be bullying, or making better choices around drugs and alcohol, or nutrition.
But no matter how much expert support we could provide, we knew that the most important teachers in a child’s life are their parents.
So, the only advice I’d give is to trust your instincts and be kind to yourself. You’re doing a great job!
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Website – https://nswliberal.org.au/kellie-sloane
Authorised by Kellie Sloane, Liberal Party of Australia, NSW Division, Level 2, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney.