Leura Village Association

The LVA was established in 1980 and membership is open to both residents and businesses. The Association works to encourage and maintain a vibrant and sustainable commercial community, which recognises the unique historic value of the Leura Village precinct. You can support the Association by Becoming a Member, Volunteering or both.

What we do

  • Provides a unified voice for the local business community
  • Lobbies Council on matters pertaining to our village and its businesses
  • Researches and implements ways to promote our village and services
  • Funds the cost of the LVA Website and Social Media channels
  • Funds promotional media content and editorials about the village
  • Promotes Leura Village through our own two high profile annual events - the Leura Harvest Festival and Leura Village Fair
  • Works with external organisations to host their events in Leura
  • Advocates on issues that may affect Leura
  • Provides a pleasant garden environment for locals and visitors to enjoy
  • Funds a horticulturalist to work with volunteers to maintain the gardens in Leura Mall
  • Promotes and organises the special late-night Christmas Shopping experience and funding Christmas decorations
  • Operates the CCTV system in the village.

The LVA operates in line with the LVA Constitution.

The 2022 LVA Committee

The LVA Committee is comprised of a strictly voluntary group committed to the presentation of Leura Village as a world-class tourist destination.

  • Andrew Tsaroumis, Café Leura—President
  • Bruce Hart, Birches of Leura—Vice President
  • Kerry Brown, Nectar Garden Care—Secretary
  • David Hodgekiss, Ginger Bread House—Treasurer
  • Adele Cannella, Red Cross Leura—Committee
  • Jodie Dalglish, Megalong Books—Committee
  • James Howarth, Leura Garage—Committee
  • Ron Powell, resident—Committee

LVA meetings are held in Leura on the last Tuesday of each month. For details of the next meeting please email info@leuravillage.com.au. All members are welcome to attend.

Milestones

  • Since the early 1980s The LVA has funded, established and maintained the public Gardens including the shopping Mall shopping precinct, the Mural pathway and other key garden beds. Click Leura Village Gardens to learn more
  • In 1981 held the inaugural Leura Village Fair, the proceeds of which were used to fund the planting of the now iconic cherry trees.
  • Overseeing and providing 50% of the funding for the street paving and hard landscaping to establish the garden beds in the Mall
  • Installation and lighting of the plane tree in the Mall
  • Initiated the addition of new public seating on the west side of the Mall, and its installation by the BMCC
  • Contributed $20,000 towards the cost of the public amenities in the car park
  • Funding, designing and installing the banners for the flag poles at the northern end of the Mall
  • Supporting the Waste strategy for the Village and the development of a pilot program.
  • Advocating on issues that impact on the residents of, visitors to and businesses in Leura.
  • Planning, funding and promoting events during the year including the Leura Village Fair and Christmas in the Mall
Funded by the LVA

Support The Association
Become a member

Leura Village receives approximately 600,000 visitors per year and is one of the most visited places in the country. We are on show to the world and the village is loved for its originality, quirkiness and differentiation from the typical city experience. Help us keep it this way by joining the Leura Village Association as either a Business Member or a Resident Member. If you would like more information please email secretary@leuravillage.com.au

Business Members

As a Business Member

  • You will benefit from the LVA's promotion of Leura as a top tourist destination
  • Your business will be listed on this website and promoted on the LVA social media accounts
  • You will have the opportunity to provide news updates to the website
  • You will receive regular updates from the LVA and will be very welcome to attend the monthly committee meetings
  • You will have the opportunity to network and meet other members at Meetings and events
  • You will be entitled to a stall at the Leura Village Fair & Leura Harvest Festival at discounted rates
  • As the LVA is a member of Business NSW you have direct access to the benefits of that association
Business membership form

Resident Members

As a resident Member

  • You are kept abreast of the matters being addressed by the LVA
  • You can have your say on what is important to you in village life
  • You can get to know fellow residents and business owners
  • You are eligible to attend the montly meetings of committee of the LVA
  • You are covered by the LVA's public liability insurance and personal accident insurance if you volunteer to work for the LVA
Resident membership form

Support The Association
Become a volunteer

The LVA is a not for profit organisation staffed by volunteers. As with all volunteer organisations, what we are able to do is limited by the people resources that are available to us.

Volunteering opportunities include:

  • Being a Committee Member
    Committee Members are elected each year at the Annual General Meeting and generally hold that position for a year
  • Being a Sub Committee Member
    Sub Committees are formed to address specific projects authorised by the Committee. These positions are by appointment, their duration is the life of the project. When a sub Committee is formed, any member whose skills may be in that specific area is welcome to volunteer. Recent Examples include, Facebook design and maintenance, Website design, content and maintenance, Organising the Annual Fair. Keep an eye out for these through the website and Facebook as well as the email communications from the LVA
  • Gardeners of Leura
    Become a GoLly. No gardening skills are needed (but they are not a disadvantage). There is flexibility, there being no specific commitment in terms of rosters or the like, just a willingness to help.
  • Event Volunteer
    The main events are the Spring Fair and Christmas in the Mall. We can always use volunteers to help in the organisation and the staffing of these events. Your commitment is what works for you, your interests and time availability. Even a couple of hours is more than useful and welcomed.

To learn more you can e-mail info@leuravillage.com.au, talk to a volunteer or come along to one of our monthly meetings.

Business Members

The following organisations are Business Members of the Association. In the same way that they support the Association, please support them.

Toby Griffin

Web developer

Garden bed sponsor

Red Cross Leura

Fashion

Committee member

Leura Vintage

Vintage fashion

Garden bed sponsor

Gingerbread House Katoomba

Cafe & sweet shop

Committee member

With Max & Me

Designer store

Garden bed sponsor

Maharani Boutique

Fashion boutique

Travel Bureau

Travel agent

Birches of Leura

Nursery & gifts

Committee member

Everglades

Open garden

Megalong Books

Bookshop

Committee member

Garden bed sponsor

Hart Ceramics

Potter's studio

Leura Cellars

Liquor store

Celeste Salter

Homoeopath

Leura Health Foods

Health food shop

Bygone Beautys

Teapot museum & cafe

The Nook Craft Co-Op

Art and craft

Garden bed sponsor

The Bunker

Cafe & restaurant

Teddy Sinclair

Fashion & accessories

Leura Garage

Cafe, restaurant & bar

Committee member

Bilingarra

Indigenous art & homewares

Cafe Leura

Cafe

Committee member

Garden bed sponsor

Geekdom

Collectables

Polar Bear of Leura

Restaurant & bar