Hervey Bay winnin’ thanks to linen

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Upgraded and increased linen handling capacity services are softening the load in Hervey Bay, thanks to a major expansion of Consolidated Linen’s 25-year-old laundry facility.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt, who attended the project opening today, said the upgrades would enable a 25 percent increase of linen processed every week, catering to the growing need for these services in regional Queensland.

“With an ageing population and an increasing number of tourists visiting the area each year, the newly improved facility is set for a real workout, servicing hotels, aged and health care facilities and much more,” Mr Pitt said.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the project, which supported eight jobs during construction and created a further five ongoing local jobs, was an investment in the Fraser Coast region.

“Thanks to these upgrades, the facility boasts more floor space able to accommodate extra processing equipment and more staff per shift,” Mr McCormack said.

The Australian Government invested $475,000 to the project under the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages programme. This is a $222.3 million investment to help diversify regional economies, drive economic growth and deliver sustainable employment.

Consolidated Linen Pty Ltd committed a further $475,000 to fund the project.

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