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Weatherill Labor must fix Prospect school zones farce

The Weatherill Labor Government must fix the farcical primary school zones issue facing Prospect families.

There are currently over 40 unzoned streets in Prospect, with families in these areas unable to access their closest primary school after 12 years of Labor neglect. Liberal Member for Adelaide, Rachel Sanderson, first raised this issue in November last year.

The State Liberals committed to reviewing school zones in the Prospect, Walkerville and Adelaide City Council areas if elected to government.

“The Weatherill Labor Government has ignored the primary school zoning farce that leaves many families in Prospect desperate and unable to access their closest school,” said Ms Sanderson.

“Mr Weatherill and Labor must now commit to fixing this farcical zoning issue. “The Weatherill Labor Government’s failure to act on this long standing issue is completely unacceptable and families must have the ability to access their closest public school.

“This comes on top of the Weatherill Labor Government’s failure to honour its 2010 election promise to expand Adelaide High School by 250 students for Prospect and Walkerville families by 2013.

“The nearest school for many families in the unzoned area of Prospect would be Prospect Primary School or Nailsworth Primary School, and due to capacity issues, families are unable to access these schools.

“Instead parents must look past these schools and are forced to access Prospect North Primary School, the only school in the area with capacity.

“Prospect North Primary School will inevitably operate at capacity in the near future which will leave Prospect parents having to search beyond Regency Road to find a school if the zones are not reviewed.

“The Weatherill Government continues to announce plans for population increases in the Inner Metropolitan area but fails to outline an education plan to cope with this change.”