media release

Weatherill Labor Government’s belated review into Prospect 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. Liberal Member for Adelaide, Rachel Sanderson, first raised this issue in November last year.

During the 2014 State Election campaign, the State Liberals committed to reviewing school zones in the Prospect, Walkerville and Adelaide City Council areas if elected to government.

“It’s great that the Weatherill Labor Government has finally seen sense on this issue and followed the State Liberals’ policy lead,” said Ms Sanderson.

“It’s a review that is a long overdue for Prospect residents.

“This zoning issue has been frequently raised with me by my constituents.

“The Weatherill Labor Government has ignored the primary school zoning farce for far too long now, with many families in Prospect feeling desperate and unable to access their closest school.

“The Weatherill Government needs to understand that it cannot simply announce plans for population increases in the Inner Metropolitan area, without outlining an education plan to cope with this change.”