flynn has written 104 posts for Flynn.org.au

Call-in of Flynn reveals government failure

The ACT Government has shown it is unwilling to meet its own guidelines in calling in the development application for Flynn Primary School.

Flynn heritage appeal to proceed

The ACT Government backed down on demands for security for costs before an ACT Supreme Court hearing today. This means there is now nothing to stop our appeal being heard in the ACT Supreme Court.

Brutal attempt to block Flynn heritage listing – Member lists and bank records demanded

In the most brutal attempt yet to block heritage listing of the Flynn Primary School, the ACT Heritage Council has subpoenaed the private membership lists and three years of bank records of two Flynn community groups.

Submissions to the development application for Flynn childcare

The John Flynn Community Group and the Flynn Primary School Parents and Citizens Association, and affected residents adjacent to Flynn’s school have lodged submissions in response to the development application for the childcare centre at the school. The responses identify areas where the government should modify its proposal to comply with the ACT Heritage Guidelines and to better meet the requirements of the Territory Plan.

Heritage listing, $40k-demands, and allegations of misconduct

Fresh support for the heritage value of Flynn’s school to be formally recognised has emerged as the Australian Institute of Architects have placed it on the Register of Significant Twentieth Century Architecture. A community spokesman welcomed the news as he reported it to the ACT Budget Estimates Committee, but said he was disappointed by the government’s response.

ACT Government policy backflip on school planning

Save Our Schools reports that the 2011–2012 ACT School Budget has confirmed what we all have known for a long time—the 2006 mass school closures was a failed policy based on false assumptions and dodgy data.

Budget brings more grief to Flynn after week of illegal demolition

Flynn community groups condemned the ACT Government’s Budget announcement for Flynn following a week of illegal and unabated demolition works at the Flynn Primary School. The community would like to be able to welcome $4 million in spending, but the bitter experience of the past 12 months has left people horrified.

Flynn asks Attorney General to halt demolition

The ACT Attorney General and Chief Minister have been asked to intervene on demolition activities at the Flynn Primary School following further revelations of illegality and the unapproved status of works. ACT Policing have also been informed.

Flynn seeks immediate halt to ‘illegal’ demolition

The ACT Assembly has been called on to halt internal demolition works at Flynn Primary School following revelations today that the work may be unapproved, in breach of the Heritage Act, and contemptuous of court process.

Development application for Flynn now notified

Almost two weeks after starting demolition at Fynn Primary School, the ACT Government has notified the development application and made the documentation available

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