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‘Authorised heritage vandalism’ – demolition crew caught ‘red handed’ smashing Flynn school

Demolition crews have been caught ‘red-handed’ smashing and pulling down internal walls at the Flynn Primary School over the school holidays without a public development application and while heritage matters concerning the site are before the ACT Supreme Court.

Chief Minister agrees to meet with the Flynn community

Chief minister Jon Stanhope agreed at a recent community meeting to formally meet with Flynn community members to negotiate from the start the community’s proposal for the future use and management of the school.

Supreme Court appeal for Flynn’s heritage

The Flynn Primary School P&C and the John Flynn Community Group have lodged an appeal in the ACT Supreme Court to overturn the decision by the Tribunal (ACAT) to refuse the school heritage listing.

Flynn considers next steps in heritage appeal

Flynn community groups and architect Enrico Taglietti are hoping to negotiate over coming weeks an agreement to protect heritage and community values at the Flynn Primary School.

New hope for Flynn in 2011

Flynn residents and architect Enrico Taglietti are hopeful for a favourable outcome for the Flynn Primary School heritage appeal early in 2011 despite what they described as ‘appalling’ tactics used by the ACT Government solicitors.

Surge of community support for Flynn heritage

More than 600 Flynn residents have signed a petition in support for the community and heritage values embodied in the Flynn school hub.

Heritage decision on Flynn under appeal

Two Flynn-based community groups and distinguished architect Enrico Taglietti have launched an appeal against a decision by the ACT Heritage Council not to list Flynn Primary School, Preschool, health centre and grounds on the ACT Heritage Register.

Heritage listing rejected

The ACT Heritage Council decided aginst accepting Flynn’s nomination for listing on the ACT Heritage Register. The decision was made in a ameeting on 24 June, 2010. The ACT Heritage Unit advised the John Flynn Community Group in a letter written on 28 June (4 days later). The Flynn P&C has not been formally notified.

Shock announcement undermines Flynn community and threatens heritage

The ACT Government’s announcement to relocate two existing childcare centres to the Flynn Primary School ignores the viable solution proposed by the Flynn community; breaches promises made by government; and will not in itself create a significant number of new childcare places. The group is also concerned that the extent of structural changes need for such a large centre of 110 places in total will damage the heritage value of the building.

Flynn welcomes opportunity to plan community hub

The John Flynn Community Group hopes to work with the ACT Government to develop a masterplan for a childcare centre and sustainable community hub at Flynn following a positive meeting with Disability Housing and Community Services Minister, Joy Burch, last week.

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