Liberal, labor make last minute funding promises for Hume ahead of election

Member for Hume Angus Taylor turns the sod on Boorowa's Early Learning Centre.
Member for Hume Angus Taylor turns the sod on Boorowa's Early Learning Centre.

Boorowa and the Hilltops Shire will continue to receive federal funding for infrastructure projects if a coalition government were to be returned to power after this weekend's election.

Member for Hume, Angus Taylor, said funding for projects similar to the CSIRO Boorowa Ag Research Centre and the capital works at Burrowa House would continue should he retain his seat.

"Our record of delivery is strong," he said.

"The Coalition is investing billions of dollars in infrastructure projects in Hume to boost the local economy and improve the communities where we live and work.

"The $11.5 million CSIRO Boorowa Ag Research Centre is one of the big items soon to be completed."

The announcement comes as Labor candidate for Hume, Aoife Champion, promised that an elected Shorten Labor Government would invest $1 million for upgrades to Goulburn TAFE.

"This election is a choice between Labor's plan for better hospitals and schools, like this $1 million investment into Goulburn TAFE, or the Liberals' cuts to schools and hospitals and bigger handouts to the top end of town," she said.

"These funds will make a huge difference in the learning facilities and resources for local students."

Despite the election being held on Saturday, quite a number of Hume residents have chosen to vote early.

At the time of writing, the electorate is sitting at around 12 per cent of eligible voters opting to get their duties out of the way.

On Wednesday, 14,458 had visited one of the electorate's three pre-polling stations.