Having working washing machines with access to hot water and good detergent is harder than you might think for people living in communities. We believe public laundries are a necessary service for all people in the NT, especially in places where overcrowding is common. We want our laundries to be a part of the solution to improves health through clean bedding, clothes and towels.
Simple in design our laundries are set in a shipping container with four industrial washers and four dryers. Improving health through clean clothes and bedding is a key priority of the laundry project. Providing a place for local employment is the other.
Designed as a charitable venture and operated through the North Australia Aboriginal Charitable Trust, the Remote Laundry project relies partly on donations from the corporates and the public.
Remote Laundry website
The website was launched in February 2019 and designed to offer transparency and insights about the social and economical benefits of this exciting project. It is also a platform for people to support the project through donation. Visit www.remotelaundries.org.au to find out more.
Our washing model:
The Remote Laundries project has been up and running since January 2018. To follow the journey go to the Remote Laundries blog page.
Our goal is that our laundries will:
- Be managed by AIG
- Employ local Aboriginal staff
- Operate on a model of corporate sponsorship and public donations
- Focus on improving sanitation and community based employment
- Follow a model of community consultation and collaboration