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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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

Flynn seeks urgent meeting after Anzac Day shock

Flynn community groups are seeking an urgent meeting with ACT Government ministers following a shock Anzac Day announcement for Flynn Primary School that appears to leave the Flynn community out in the cold again.

Enthusiastic support for Flynn school and community plan

A community-led plan for a multi-use community hub at Flynn Primary School including one childcare provider and a community school was greeted with enthusiastic support at last night’s meeting of the Belconnen Community Council. Architect Enrico Taglietti also re-affirmed the high heritage value of the Flynn School.

Flying Doctor to help revive Flynn

Protecting the heritage of John Flynn and the Flying Doctors will be one of the centrepieces of a community-led vision to bring life back to the Flynn Primary School that closed in 2006. The John Flynn Community Group will present to the February Forum of the Belconnen Community Council next week (16 February) the vision […]

Images from Flynn

Angles on the textured concrete walls

Architecture


Flynn grounds

Landscape setting & grounds


Enrico Taglietti visting the school he designed

History and design


Memorial to John Flynn

Memorial to John Flynn