All arguments for blocking a proposed primary school and community centre at Flynn have now evaporated with revelations of a secret ACT Government decision to open a third primary school in the neighbouring Belconnen suburb of Charnwood. “The secret decision for a third Charnwood primary school vindicates our view that Flynn Primary School was needlessly […]Read more »
Over the past 40 years, Flynn residents have safeguarded their school and community centre and the unique heritage values of the building and grounds for the future benefit of the community. Some key achievements are saving the school and preschool more than once, including saving the school from demolition, and keeping the buildings and grounds for community use.
What both Flynn Primary School and Perth Council Offices illustrate is the ease with which Australia’s modernist inheritance is held hostage to short-term politics. Doubtless in 60 years attitudes will have changed, and buildings such as these will be prized as brave modern ambassadors of Australia, but will Flynn Primary School still be around to see the day?
Photographs of Flynn Primary School in 2009, showing the landscape setting for the school and details of Taglietti’s architecture.
Photographs of Flynn Primary School in 1974, showing many of the striking features of Taglietti’s architecture – the angular, poured concrete walls; deep overhanging wood-panelled eaves and the use of drainage pots as an alternative to conventional guttering and downpipes. Photos by architect Enrico Taglietti, 1974.
Promote the health, safety and wellbeing of the Flynn community. Promote the use of the Flynn community centre and grounds to meet the needs of the Flynn community and protect heritage and community values.