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Media Release by The Hon John Cobb MP

BlueLine Laundry continues to clean with more funding

The Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, today visited BlueLine Laundry which receives Disability Employment Assistance funding of $345,929 to support 43 employees with disability and this extra funding will enable the service to continue to grow.

‘The original business commenced in 1893 as BayView Laundry, it was developed by the Sisters of The Good Shepherd to provide employment for disadvantaged women and girls.
‘In 1994, the laundry became fully commercial and competitive while continuing to offer employment, training and personal development to disadvantaged people in the community.

‘The service’s core business comes from nursing homes, hospitals, manufacturing companies, restaurants and hospitality businesses and it also offer an extensive linen hire service to the commercial sector and private customers, such as a table linen service for weddings.

‘With support from the Australian Government, the expansion of the service will continue to help businesses in the state with their laundry needs, as well as providing employment for people with disability in the area,’ Mr Cobb said.