Laun­dro­mat has to­tal makeover

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Erica Murree

HAV­ING only been open a few days, the revamped Biggen­den Laun­dro­mat has re­ceived a pos­i­tive re­sponse.

Own­ers Jim and Colleen Cun­liffe felt it was in the town’s best in­ter­ests to re­vive the fa­cil­ity.

Mrs Cun­liffe said the laun­dro­mat had re­ceived some bad press es­pe­cially on Face­book posts by the trav­el­ling pub­lic.

“The laun­dro­mat is a much needed fa­cil­ity with peo­ple run­ning out of water in the present drought,” she said.

It has been a fam­ily af­fair get­ting the laun­dro­mat back up and run­ning, with builder son Kris Keet in charge of the build­ing and grand­son Damien the clean­ing, both fol­low­ing Colleen’s or­ders.

It is now a wel­com­ing

❝ The laun­dro­mat is a much needed fa­cil­ity with peo­ple run­ning out of water in the present drought.

— Colleen Cun­liffe

sight, with the in­te­rior painted lime green.

Mrs Cun­liffe said if you gave peo­ple some­thing nice, they would look af­ter it.

Closed cir­cuit cam­eras are in place.

On Sun­day, Dal­larnil res­i­dent Tri­cia Radzi­will was tak­ing ad­van­tage of the up­graded fa­cil­ity.

“I’ve only just paid for a load of water dur­ing the past week,” she said.

“I wasn’t count­ing on the pre­dicted rain.”

Mrs Radzi­will said while the drought con­tin­ued, she would be us­ing the laun­dro­mat.

“I do like it,” she said. Mrs Cun­liffe said hav­ing the laun­dro­mat served a dou­ble pur­pose.

“It’s been great,” she said. “As I close the laun­dro­mat at 6pm I fill up all the ma­chines with all the mo­tel’s wash­ing. Then when I come back in the morn­ing, the wash­ing is done.”

The laun­dro­mat has four front loader wash­ing ma­chines able to carry from 10kg to 16kg, along with a dryer.

PHOTO: ERICA MURREE

TO­TAL REVAMP: Colleen Cun­liffe has taken over the Biggen­den Laun­dro­mat.

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