Voting opens for Monopoly Australia Edition
HOT on the heels of the Brisbane edition of Monopoly, which was released last week, the nominations are in for properties on the Monopoly Australia Edition.
Forty destinations from across Australia - the Sunshine Coast included - have been nominated to feature on the re-imagined board game, but there's a catch - there's only space for 22.
A public vote will decide which locations - from Margaret River to the Great Ocean Road, Byron Bay, the Whitsundays and Alice Springs - will make it onto the board, and where they will sit.
The destination with the most votes will take the coveted, dark blue Mayfair position on the board, to be released by Hasbro Australia next year.
The game will also include Australia-themed tokens.
Voting runs from November 1-22 at monopolyaustralia.com.au
Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said an Australian Monopoly board wouldn't be complete without the Sunshine Coast.
"With our beautiful hinterland, highlighted by the world-famous, heritage-listed Glass House Mountains, our wonderful coastline and beaches, picturesque towns and villages and friendly residents, it's no wonder we have more people than ever coming here to live and visit," he said.
"It's the most spectacular destination in the country."
AND THE NOMINEES ARE
- Queensland: Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Whitsunday Islands and Tropical North Queensland.
- New South Wales: Sydney Harbour, Byron Bay, Orange, Coffs Harbour and Lord Howe Island.
- Victoria: Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road, The Yarra Valley, Phillip Island and Mornington Peninsula.
- Australian Capital Territory: Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, Australian War Memorial, Floriade and Questacon.
- South Australia: Hahndorf, Flinders Ranges, Port Lincoln, Barossa Valley and Kangaroo Island.
- Western Australia: Perth, Margaret River, Broome, Exmouth and Esperance.
- Tasmania: Evandale, Freycinet, Hobart, Stanley and Strahan.
- Northern Territory: Darwin, Alice Springs, Nitmiluk National Park, Watarrka National Park and Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park.