Camden Monopoly game locations, sponsors revealed

Gamers: Camden mayor Therese Fedeli (centre) with Meals on Wheels' Tracey Reid, Cr Lara Symkowiak, Narellan Town Centre's Brad Page, Sekisui House's Brent Thompson and Plus Fitness' Greg Coetel. Picture: Simon Bennett
Gamers: Camden mayor Therese Fedeli (centre) with Meals on Wheels' Tracey Reid, Cr Lara Symkowiak, Narellan Town Centre's Brad Page, Sekisui House's Brent Thompson and Plus Fitness' Greg Coetel. Picture: Simon Bennett

Ever wanted to build a house at Macarthur Park or Camden Town Farm?

Now you can, with a simple roll of the dice.

Camden Council has just revealed the Monopoly - Camden Edition, and the board game features all your favourite local locations.

Five gold sponsors were instrumental in bringing the game to life to support two local charities. The council is one of the sponsors, and mayor Theresa Fedeli said she was grateful local businesses came on board.

"It was so important we had supportive organisations on board because the money we receive from the dale of this game will be donated to Lifeline Macarthur and the Camden Wollondilly Domestic Violence Committee," she said.

"We want to raise as much money as we can for these two very deserving organisations."

The remaining gold sponsors - who have each just approved their token design - are Narellan Town Centre, The Hermitage, Gledswood Hills, Meals on Wheels and Plus Fitness.

Centre manager of Narellan Town Centre, Brad Page, said he was proud to be involved in the project.

"We're really proud of our local community and it's a great way to show our support for the community and be involved in something that's a great reflection of what's happening in the area," he said.

"You can't get a better cause and you can't get a better community, so why not be involved?"

Plus Fitness area manager Greg Coetel said he was a big fan of the game.

"I love Monopoly, I enjoy the teamwork and interactive play," He said. "You can't beat disappearing for a few hours into a board game and separating from reality."

Camden councillor Lara Symkowiak, who brought the idea of creating a localised Monopoly board to the council last year after chatting with Camden resident Nick Ryan, said she was overjoyed to see it come to fruition.

"I'm really impressed with the board, it's bright and light and has so many fantastic locations on there," she said.

"It's something every Camden resident can be proud of - we're really looking forward to everyone getting a special Christmas present this year."

Cr Symkowiak said the game being available before Christmas was important, because the festive season was always a busy time for the two charities.

"The charities work around issues that become more prevalent and pronounced around Christmas: domestic violence issues and people seeking help at Lifeline during the holidays."

Two thousands copies of Camden Monopoly will first be available for purchase at the Jacaranda Festival in November, before moving to the council's offices, libraries and participating local businesses.

Full list of locations featured on the board:

  • Camden Airport
  • Leppington Train Station
  • The Old St Thomas Chapel
  • St John's Anglican Church
  • St Paul's Catholic Church
  • Narellan Sports Hub
  • Teen Ranch
  • Birriwa Reserve Outdoor Youth Space
  • Mater Dei Chapel
  • Gledswood Homestead
  • Camelot House
  • Belgenny Farm
  • Historic Carrington Centennial Hospital
  • Harrington Park Homestead
  • Argyle Street, Camden
  • Camden Showground
  • Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park
  • Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan
  • Macarthur Park
  • Camden Town Farm
  • Oran Park Library
  • Cobbitty Village

Gold, silver and bronze sponsors

  • Camden Council
  • Plus Fitness
  • Narellan Town Centre
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Sekisui House
  • Harcoarts Paramount Real Estate
  • Camden Hire
  • The Mac Credit Union
  • Clintons Toyota
  • Harrington Estates
  • Grimes Finance and Mortgages
  • Narellan Carpet Court