Big Move For Orange Sky Headquarters Of Future

Premier The Honourable Steven Miles
Big Move for Orange Sky Headquarters of the Future

  • The first works are underway to retrofit the new Orange Sky Headquarters of the Future, at a site in Stafford.

  • The Miles Government committed $3 million towards the project, in partnership with Orange Sky.

  • Orange Sky is a Queensland success story – offering free mobile laundry and shower services, as well as a safe and supportive environment for people experiencing homelessness, hardship and social isolation.

Orange Sky is a step closer to opening their new Headquarters of the Future, as work gets underway at a site in Stafford this month.

The new facility is made possible by a $3 million contribution from the Miles Labor Government, in partnership with Orange Sky.

The Brisbane Headquarters of the Future will be an international hub for Orange Sky operations across Australia and New Zealand.

Retrofitting works are now underway to ensure the headquarters is fit for purpose – where vans and pods are built, research and development is conducted, and thousands of volunteers are supported.

Orange Sky provides free mobile laundry and shower services in 38 communities across the country (14 in Queensland), with plans to expand to more areas in response to growing need amid national cost of living pressures.

The not-for-profit organisation also responds to natural disasters, providing rapid support to displaced people and families.

As stated by the Premier, Steven Miles:

“Orange Sky is a Queensland success story and a service my government proudly supports.

“Their services continue to be in high demand, so I’m pleased we are another step closer to opening a new international hub opening here in Brisbane.

“Our Homes for Queenslanders plan is tackling homelessness head on which is why we are investing in the support services, like Orange Sky, that make a difference.

“I look forward to the new Headquarters of the Future opening its doors in Stafford, with the Orange Sky team transitioning into the new building by the end of the year.

“My government is doing what matters to Queensland.”

As stated by Lucas Patchett, CEO and Co-Founders, Orange Sky:

“As Orange Sky continues to grow our services to ensure we can support the increasing number of Aussies doing it tough, we are extremely excited to soon be moving into a new HQ that will support the continued growth of our essential service.

“A new HQ space will bring us one step closer to supporting many more communities in need. We are extremely grateful to the Miles Labor Government for their support and their commitment toward the homelessness crisis and Orange Sky’s mission of positively connecting communities.”

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