Social Impact Framework for the evaluation of the AIG Remote Laundries Project

Karla Canuto, Catherine Street, James Smith, Ray Mahoney, Elizabeth Morgan-Brett, Le Smith, Vicki Wade, Candice Liddy-Stokes, Candace Basham

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In 2019, the Aboriginal Investment Group (AIG) launched the Remote Laundries Project to address health issues associated with limited access to working washing machines and unreliable access to power and hot water in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory (NT). The Remote Laundries Project provides community members access to permanent, free, fully automated laundries. Four laundries are currently in operation in the communities of Barunga, Casuarina, Angurugu and Milyakburra.

The purpose of this Social Impact Framework is to define a set of domains that are meaningful to the community and that will form the basis of a comprehensive mixed-methods evaluation. We propose to co-design the Remote Laundries Project evaluation in 2024. Critical to this will be the voice of each community and how they define ‘success’, and ensuring that the evaluation is meaningful and relevant to each community. This Social Impact Framework will guide the co-design of the localised evaluation of the laundries in each community to understand and measure the social impact of the Remote Laundries Project.

This document contains some domains and potential outcomes that will be relevant across all remote laundry communities; and some that may be specific to an individual community or selected communities.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBedford Park, South Australia
PublisherFlinders University
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-923178-00-7
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2024


  • Remote Communities
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Aboriginal communities
  • Laundries


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