Acknowledgement of Country

Leura Village Association

The Association 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. The Association is governed by its Constitution and guided by its Charter.

What we do

  • Provide a unified voice for the local business community
  • Lobby Council on matters pertaining to our village and its businesses
  • Research and implement ways to promote our village and services
  • Fund the costs of the LVA Website and Social Media channels
  • Fund promotional media content and editorials about the village
  • Provide the funding to promote Leura Village through our own two high profile annual events - the Leura Harvest Festival and Leura Village Fair
  • Work with external organisations to host their events in Leura
  • Advocate on issues that may affect Leura
  • Provide a pleasant garden environment for locals and visitors to enjoy
  • Fund a horticulturalist to work with volunteers to maintain the gardens in Leura Mall
  • Promote and organise the special late-night Christmas Shopping experience and funding Christmas decorations
  • Operate the CCTV system in the village.

The LVA Committee

The Committee are all volunteers committed to furthering the cause of the Association as documented in the Charter. It is elected each year at the AGM. The following were elected at the December 2023 AGM for the next year.

  • David Hodgekiss, resident--President
  • Jodie Dalglish, Megalong Books--Vice President
  • Rob Kella, Leura Fine Woodwork Gallery--Secretary
  • Michael Anstiss, resident--Treasurer
  • Mary Bennett, Leura Health Foods--Committee
  • Adele Cannella, Red Cross Leura--Committee
  • Bruce Hart, Birches of Leura--Committee
  • Roxann Kella, Leura Fine Woodwork Gallery--Committee
  • Kim Vidler, With Max and Me--Committee

Milestones

  • Since the early 1980s the LVA has funded, established and maintained the public Gardens including the shopping Mall 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
  • Successfully applied for a grant to install CCTV system
  • In 2015 implemented waste management for LVA events
  • 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 Zero Waste project as part of the Waste Strategy policy
  • In 2022 developed a Charter to guide the Leura Village Association's activities
Funded by the LVA

Advocacy

The LVA makes submissions on behalf of its members on matters of public interest. Some of the more recent submissions include:


Support the Association

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 Sponsor Member, Business Member or Resident Member. If you would like more information please email the Association.

Sponsor Memberships

An organisation that is a Gold, Silver or Bronze sponsor of an Association event, is a Sponsor Member.

The benefits of being a Sponsor Member are described in the sponsor pack and include a complimentary Business Membership for the year of sponsorship. The sponsor pack for the 2022 Leura Village Fair indicates the levels and typical sponsorship benefits.

If you are considering becoming a Sponsor Member and want more information, or the sponsor pack for the event you are interested in, please email us via the button below.

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

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

Business Members

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

GiftsonTheMallLeura

Gifts, fashion, homewares

Geekdom

Collectables

Leura Metro

Grocery store

Mr Collins of Leura

Brasserie style dining

Made In Homewares

Kitchen and homewares

Teddy Sinclair

Fashion & accessories

BUZZBUZZ

All about bees

  • Friend of the Fair 2022

Leura Gourmet Cafe & Deli

Cafe & deli

Leura Cellars

Liquor store

Maharani Boutique

Fashion boutique

Leisure Inn Spires

Serviced hotel apartments

Moontree

Candles, homewares, original art

Zoe Clare

Ladies boutique

  • Bronze Sponsor 2023 Fair

The Candy Store

Confectionary

Nectar Garden Care

Horticulturalist

Belle Property

Real estate

  • Gold Sponsor 2023 Fair

Mountains Tales

Historic walking tours

Bygone Beautys

Teapot museum & cafe

Leura Health Foods

Health food shop

Polar Bear of Leura

Restaurant & bar