Name: Angus Taylor, Federal Member for Hume, Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction
Office: 18 Hill Street, Camden
Political party: Liberal
Why did you get involved in politics?
I've always had a keen interest in politics, something I think my father instilled in me. I grew up in a farming family near Nimmitabel in Southern NSW and my father was involved in agricultural politics. Before entering Parliament, I worked in Australia and overseas in the resources, agriculture, energy and infrastructure sectors. Then in my late 40s the opportunity came up for me to run for preselection for the seat of Hume.
What are your three biggest achievements so far?
I think my most significant and proudest achievements have been working on and securing the $11 billion Western Sydney City Deal for this region. It has funded projects such as the Narellan Sports Hub, Tahmoor Sportsground, upgrades to The Northern Road and Silverdale Road and funded the development of the Picton Community and Cultural Precinct. Secondly would be securing $68 million for upgrades and safety improvements to Appin Road and finally, the support we have been able to provide in the wake of the bushfires.
What do you love about your community?
The people and their incredible resilience are what I love most about this region. Wollondilly has had its fair share of natural disasters in the last few years, but the community always bounces back stronger. Everyone rallies to support one another and get everyone back on their feet.