Augmented reality app idea to put Camden on the map

Camden is one of NSW's most iconic towns and one community organisation hopes to turn it into a go-to tourism destination.

The Camden Region Economic Taskforce (CRET) wants to create an augmented reality tourism mobile application.

The application would use augmented reality, like the Harry Potter and Pokemon GO! mobile games, to educate and entertain tourists.

The app, to be known as Visit Camden, would help people to navigate the region's tourism hotspots and must-see destinations.

Executive officer Debbie Roberts said the app would be a chance to showcase Camden in a new light.

"This is one tourism tool that we don't have, that we need to have," she said.

"We are lucky in that Camden has so many jewels in the tourism crown already.

"We want to be on the forefront of this kind of tourism in NSW."

CRET hopes to secure a $100,000 grant from the NSW government to launch the mobile app.

However, the organisation needs your help to do it.

Ms Roberts said the mobile application was just one of 15 great community projects vying for funding under the My Community Project initiative.

"People are being asked to vote for the project that they would most like to see implemented in their region," she said.

"There are a lot of worthy projects in the Camden region.

"The application would help to bring more employment, tourism and educational opportunities to the area.

"It's a great strategy to showcase what we've got - and we all know that tourists can help to stimulate the local economy which then creates more jobs for our residents."

The other projects hoping to receive funding include a playground for Spring Farm Public School and Hope Anglican Church, Aboriginal art and culture lessons, perimeter fencing for Wandarrah Reserve, installing solar panels, battery storage system and an electric vehicle charging station in Mount Annan.

Some of the additional proposals are a street gym in Mount Annan, a public transport development project, playground upgrades at Elderslie Public School, new canteen and shade facilities at the Camden Red Sox homeground, perimeter fencing for the Harrington Park soccer fields, an all-abilities playground in Harrington Park, a digital sign at Oran Park Public School and upgraded sporting facilities at Bringelly Public School.

Residents have until August 15 to vote for the project they would most like to see completed.

Ms Roberts encouraged locals to get behind the CRET mobile application.

"Having something like this will support the local economy and hopefully bring more people into the Camden town centre," she said.

"It will also give residents a chance to explore our area easier."

To vote for one of the 15 Camden community projects, visit: