Mayor Anna Speedie tells Melbourne business figures of benefit of school set-up in Wodonga

Easy run: Anna Speedie with Wodonga South Primary School students in 2009. She has promoted the lack of zoning for schools as an attraction to living in Wodonga.
Easy run: Anna Speedie with Wodonga South Primary School students in 2009. She has promoted the lack of zoning for schools as an attraction to living in Wodonga.

WODONGA’S mayor has boasted parents in her city have a benefit over their Melbourne peers when it comes to schooling.

Anna Speedie told a mayors’ forum that a lack of restrictions on where families in Wodonga could attend school was advantageous.

 “We actually have one-up on our metro counterparts, you’re not zoned in which school you want to send your kids to,” Cr Speedie said.

“You get to choose.

“So send them to the school that fits the kid the best and you don’t even have to move house.”

In Melbourne property price rises have been linked to families moving into particular school zones.

Zones apply in Albury to parents sending children to public schools.

Cr Speedie also noted Wodonga’s university and TAFE options at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia forum.