Flynn, Australian Capital Territory


Flynn, Australian Capital Territory

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Flynn
state = Australian Capital Territory
city = Canberra



caption =
lga = Belconnen
postcode = 2615
est = 1972
propval = $320,000 (2005) [http://allhomes.com.au/c/ah?a=uisu&i=314]
pop = 3,649 (2001 census)
ACTgov = Ginninderra
fedgov = Fraser
near-nw = Fraser
near-n = Fraser
near-ne = Fraser
near-e = Melba
near-w = Charnwood
near-sw = Latham
near-s = Latham
near-se = Florey

Flynn is a suburb in the Canberra district of Belconnen. The postcode is 2615. The suburb is named after John Flynn, the forerunner of the Flying Doctor Service in Australia. It was gazetted on 9 September 1971. Streets are named after workers in the flying doctor service.

Flynn is located between Tillyard Drive, Kingsford Smith Drive and Ginninderra Drive, and is next to the suburbs of Charnwood, Fraser, Melba and Latham. Flynn Primary School is located in the centre of the suburb.

Geology

The southwest of Flynn is dominated by Deakin Volcanics purple rhyodacite.Grey rhyodacitic tuff forms a stipe of rocks in the south with green grey and purple rhyodacite in the south corner.The Deakin Fault passes in the north west direction separating the Deakin Volcanics on the south west from the Hawkins Volcanics on the north east side. The fault lowered on the south west.Hawkins Volcanics Green grey dacite and quartz andesite occur in the north of Flynn.This is intruded by a band of Glebe Farm Adamellite.

Recent Publicity

The Primary School, Flynn P.S, was closed in 2006, due to the ACT Government's 2020 plan. The preschool still remains.


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