HOW much would you pay for a house on Wendouree Parade – in Monopoly money?
Buxton’s Ballarat real estate team has put the city’s property up for grabs in the iconic board game, and they have done so with distinct Ballarat flair.
Wendouree Parade and Webster Street have been deemed the Mayfair and Park Lane of Ballarat.
There was a jostle for other popular addresses across the city to stake their spot somewhere between the royal blue and the cheapest grabs in Marigold Street, Wendouree and Albert Street, Sebastopol.
Buxton Ballarat director Mark Nunn said it was tough to get the balance right.
“We wanted to represent as many suburbs in Ballarat as possible and there are only 22 property spot in the game. We still had to get all the iconic streets in,” Mr Nunn said.
“We sell everything in our area, we’re an agency that covers all different price points, so we wanted to make sure the game did the same.”
Playing pieces were also fashioned into Ballarat characters with the Arch of Victory, Eureka flag, a tram, a gold pan and a popular swan put into action, plus a Buxton open-house board.
There is also a chance to come second in the Ballarat Cycle Classic or find gold about the region in Ballarat-proud community chest and chance cards.
Wendouree and Ballarat train stations are up for grabs, and to complete the transport set, players can also buy into the Delacombe bus depot or Lydiard Street taxi rank.
We wanted to represent as many suburbs in Ballarat as possible...and we still had to get all the iconic streets in.Buxton director Mark Nunn
Ballarat Monopoly is only available as a gift to successful Buxton purchasers and vendors.
Buxton offices in Brighton, Sandringham, Bentley and Geelong have also produced their own Monopoly editions.