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Time to look at school proposal for Flynn

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 […]

Flynn school and community centre – a history of success

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.

Christmas call-in trumps consultation

Flynn community groups are dismayed but not surprised by the ACT Government calling in another minor development at Flynn Primary School, just a few days before Christmas. Community spokesman Roger Nicoll says the concerns included:   protecting artworks created by the community rather than destroying them   giving access to the only remaining accessible community […]

DA needs to make way for Flynn community proposal

Flynn community groups have asked the Chief Minister to follow through with a commitment to negotiate a community proposal, and allow amendment of a Development Application (DA) for Flynn Primary School. The latest approach to The Chief Minister comes after Flynn residents discovered that a DA for the site had been notified on 19 October […]

ACT Election 2012: Report card

Six years after the school closure and five years after the Flynn community first lodged a proposal for a lifelong learning and community centre, most of the school is vacant and the community is shut out. An investigation into the Community Services Directorate found hidden agendas, unacceptable work practices misinformation and integrity issues. Flynn residents’ groups asked the major parties what they would do to fix things.

Liberals’ election promise to Flynn

Flynn community representatives wrote to the parties asking for commitments to the community. This is Vicki Dunne’s reply on behalf of Canberra Liberals.

Labor election promise to Flynn

Flynn community representatives wrote to the parties asking for commitments to the community. This is Katy Gallagher’s reply on behalf of ACT Labor. Thank you for your letter of 4 October 2012 which followed our meeting last week. I appreciated the opportunity to hear the John Flynn Community Group’s views on a way forward for […]

Report shows disrespect

Article by Naomi Fallon from The Northside Chronicle, October 16, 2012, p.1. A LEAKED report has found that the John Flynn Community Group was mistreated by the government in their negotiations over the future use of the Former Flynn School site. Mindpath Consulting’s confidential review into the complaints raised by the John Flynn Community Group […]

A brief history of the Flynn saga

Since the controversial school closures of 2006, the Flynn Primary School has become a saga of failed consultations and missed opportunities. 2006 The most notorious and widely criticised consultation was the Flynn closure as part of the mass school closures in 2006. While The Costello Functional Review has still not been released, the reasons behind […]

Heritage listing a step closer for Flynn

Heritage listing for the Flynn school precinct moved a step closer from yesterday’s ruling in the ACT Supreme Court with an invitation to put fresh evidence into a new heritage nomination. While the Supreme Court Judge, Justice Burns refused the Flynn community groups the right to appeal the matter in the Supreme Court, community efforts […]

Images from Flynn

Angles on the textured concrete walls


Flynn grounds

Landscape setting & grounds

Enrico Taglietti visting the school he designed

History and design

Memorial to John Flynn

Memorial to John Flynn