media release

Weatherill Labor fails Prospect families on school zones

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.

“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 Liberal Member for Adelaide Rachel Sanderson.

“This comes on top of the Weatherill Labor Government’s failure to honour its 2010 election promise to expand the Adelaide High School zone to allow access to Prospect and Walkerville families.

“If elected in March, a Marshall Liberal Government will review school zoning in the Prospect, Walkerville and Adelaide City Council areas.

“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.

“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.

“A Marshall Liberal Government will deliver the best education solution for families in Prospect, to invest in our future generations and get South Australia back on track.”