14 March, 2024

Laundrette is set to clean up

Woodford's new 7 to 7 Laundrette has finally started construction on Monday, after Moreton Bay Council approval came through last Friday.

Laundrette is set to clean up - feature photo

21-year-old director Harrison Kearns decided to open a laundrette in Woodford after noticing how these facilities can bring a community together.

“While on holidays in Europe I found myself going to laundrettes for the first time in my life, and something stood out to me: it was the sense of community each one held”, the Woodford local said.

“Games of cards getting played, coffee getting sipped and stories getting told... this had me thinking: why doesn’t Woodford have a Laundrette?”

Harrison also emphasised how this will be a valuable facility for locals, travellers and campers.

“Having a laundrette in our town is an extremely important resource, as it provides a convenient and accessible place for families and individuals, without their own machines, to clean their clothes and bedding,” Harrison said.

“Having thousands of campers come through each and every year asking for a local laundrette, we knew action needed to take place.

“We believe everyone has the right to clean clothes.”

Harrison said Councillor Tony Latter was crucial in receiving the approval, as this is a long and complicated process due to the many challenges involved, including water, gas and electricity.

“I can’t stress enough how grateful I am for the support of Councillor Tony Latter,” Harrison said.

The community response to the announcement has been very positive on social media, with a lot of locals congratulating the business and expressing they “can’t wait.”

Harrison hopes to open around Easter time.


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