News that the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (NRAH) won’t be completed until late 2016 at the earliest means families awaiting the opening of a new high school on the old RAH site in 2019 will be disappointed.
“Once again the families of Adelaide and its inner suburbs have been let down by the poor project management of the Weatherill Labor Government,” said Shadow Minister for Education David Pisoni.
“Once again the Weatherill Labor Government will be breaking a critical election promise to deliver extra school places to families currently locked out of sending their children to Adelaide High.
“If the Weatherill Government’s performance in expanding Adelaide High School is any indication to go by its promised new school is many, many years away
“In 2010 Labor promised that an expanded Adelaide High School would cater for 250 additional students by 2013 but is yet to deliver a single extra student to the school.
“Now the Education Minister expects everyone to believe she will deliver a new school at the RAH site in between the time NRAH is completed and the start of the school year in 2019.
“The Minister needs to explain why the expansion of Adelaide High School is years behind schedule.
“Labor knows that the RAH site is not the preferred site of the parents of the electorate of Adelaide – the Liberals won the seat of Adelaide with our promise to build a second campus at Adelaide High School.
“Labor’s plan for a high school at the RAH is as ill prepared as their belated response to the Liberal Party’s 2010 promise to build a second city campus of Adelaide High school.
“Labor has spent 12 years making and breaking promises without a second thought for the people they hurt along away."