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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 […]

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 […]

Seven days to submit for Flynn

ACT departmental officials have given selected Flynn residents just seven days notice in peak holiday season that submissions on an important heritage report for the Flynn Primary School precinct are due. Some Flynn residents woke on Australia Day to find an ACT Government newsletter wedged in their junk mail, giving them first notice of a […]

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.

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.

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.

Flynn residents gagged and not welcome in own backyard

Government officials sent the strongest message yet that Flynn residents are not welcome at their former school and community centre when they banned Flynn community members from speaking at an event to which they were invited on Wednesday 11 May.

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.

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