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South Australians will pay $115 million for a second-hand high school

The Weatherill Labor Government’s latest broken promise will see South Australian taxpayers paying $115 million for a second-hand city high school.

The Weatherill Government originally promised a “new specialist city high school at the old RAH site” at a cost of $85 million.


Today, the Government has announced that the “new” city high school will be located in a second-hand building on Frome Road at a cost of $115 million – a broken promise on all fronts.


“Provision of a second high school campus for Adelaide has been a long-standing Liberal Party policy,” said Shadow Education Minister David Pisoni.


“We are supportive of expanding Adelaide High School’s educational facilities; however, we do not support spending $115 million on a second-hand city high school.


“Parents were promised a brand new high school costing $85 million; it is outrageous that a second-hand school is costing South Australians $115 million!


“South Australians are sick of the Weatherill Labor Government’s broken promises.


“Why should South Australians trust Premier Weatherill to deliver this project?


“Let’s not forget that at the 2010 state election, Labor promised a simple expansion of Adelaide High School that would cater for 250 students by 2013.

“That promise was broken, with only 50 additional students starting at Adelaide High School in 2015.”