Camden Council gives localised Monopoly game the green light

Charity fundraiser: Ku-ring-gai Council have produced their own version of the beloved game. Camden Council will now make their own version featuring iconic landmarks.
Charity fundraiser: Ku-ring-gai Council have produced their own version of the beloved game. Camden Council will now make their own version featuring iconic landmarks.

Monopoly fans pick your pieces a Camden version of the beloved game is just a roll of the dice away.

Camden Council is calling on local businesses and organisations who want to feature on the first-ever Camden edition of Monopoly.

The council, in partnership with Winning Moves Australia, is designing and producing 2000 copies of the game featuring the region's iconic and much-loved landmarks.

Camden mayor Peter Sidgreaves said expressions of interest to be on the board closed on Friday, May 31.

"This is a unique opportunity for businesses and organisations to receive incredible brand exposure, not only in Camden but throughout the state, and be a part of something very exciting," Cr Sidgreaves said.

"Camden is one of the greatest areas in the country.

"It's home to some iconic and breathtaking natural landscapes and wildlife, it has thriving and dynamic local businesses and community organisations and our residents have strong ties to the area and their communities.

"The Camden edition of Monopoly is the perfect item for residents, new and old."

All funds received from the sale of the game will be donated to Lifeline Macarthur and the Camden Wollondilly Domestic Violence Committee.

Councillor Lara Symkowiak said a young Macarthur resident, Nicholas Ryan, was responsible for pitching the idea.

She said locations that could appear on the board include the Macaria building, the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan, St John's Church and Leppington Railway.

"I think it's a fun way to raise money and support local charities," she said.

"There will be limited numbers and limited spaces on the board so get in quick if you want to be involved."

There are three sponsorship packages available with limited spaces available starting at $2500 up to $10,500.

A poll will be run through the council's Facebook page in coming weeks asking residents to vote for which landmarks should be included on the board.

The locations with the most votes will then be used.

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren made the push for a Campbelltown version of the game last year and received support from the Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce.

Camden Monopoly is due to hit the shelves in time for Christmas and will be available for purchase, for $60, at the Camden Visitor Information Centre, Camden Council administration building, Oran Park, Oran Park Library, Camden Library, Narellan Library and participating local businesses.

Details: camden.nsw.gov.au.