REGION HAS THE MONOPOLY
IT’S already one of the most iconic locations in Australia but now the Whitsundays has truly been immortalised with a spot on Australia’s very own Monopoly board.
After a hotly contested public vote, the Whitsundays was picked as the number one Queensland location to be included on the board, beating the Gold Coast and Tropical North Queensland. One of the top spots on the board, Bond Street, was secured after a massive collaborative campaign by Tourism Whitsundays, Whitsunday Regional Council and industry to encourage people to vote.
Whitsunday Mayor Andrew Willcox was present for the announcement in Sydney last week.
Both he and Tourism Whitsundays CEO Craig Turner said a spot on the board of the limited edition game was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
“We would like to thank everyone who voted – it really does highlight the ongoing commitment and support of our local tourism operators, who I know voted in their thousands and of course the whole community, who really got behind the region on this one’ social media campaign last November,” Mr Turner said.
More details on Monopoly Australia and the winning destinations are available at monopolyaustralia.com.au, with the game available to buy now.
ON THE BOARD: Whitsunday Mayor Andrew Willcox at the Australian Monopoly board launch.