THE education minister should intervene in a Newcastle school's zoning changes, Wallsend MP Sonia Hornery says.
Ms Hornery has called for NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell to step into the consultation around changes to the intake for New Lambton Public School after several parents flagged concerns over the process.
The Wallsend MP said parents had told her office they had only 24 hours to lodge objections to a plan that would close off some areas near the campus to potential students, who would instead fall into the catchment for Wallsend South Public School.
"This whole process has been rushed and the community are rightly up in arms over the way the whole process has been undertaken," Ms Hornery said.
"Major decisions like this should involve a comprehensive consultation period with the community who will be impacted. Instead we have a ham-fisted attempt at getting this change through with the majority of people excluded from having a say.
"I understand the school is at capacity and some changes need to be made, but the proposed changes are ridiculous and simply don't make sense."
Ms Hornery said there had been little consideration for the final stage of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass in the proposed changes.