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Client Testimonials

I engaged Leo given his solid, positive reputation in the local government sector and for his leadership skills and experience gained over a three-decade period. He offers client councils broad operational experience across a range of programs – community services, planning, environment, waste and regulatory services, and disaster management… Leo understands the constraints of the sector and has provided valued and independent advice and counsel on a range of issues and projects. Leo comes highly recommended.

Matthew Magin, CEO - Balonne Shire Council

When I needed a locum to lead my Environment and Sustainable Development team at Noosa Shire Council, I turned to Leo Jensen for assistance.  Leo is a very experienced and thoughtful local government practitioner who brings a calm and steady influence to his role.  He is a town planning expert who has added broad local government experience across a range of different topics and can seamlessly slot into a Council leadership role by working well with all levels of the organisation, including elected representatives.  His personal leadership traits include supporting and developing his staff, team work and excellent communication.

Brett de Chastel, Former CEO (Retired) - Noosa Shire Council

I have engaged Leo on several of our Development Projects. As is normal in the planning stage we have had had to overcome numerous obstacles in achieving the necessary approvals. Leo has always provided sound and guiding advice. That comes from his years of experience. He has fantastic communication skills and is calm in any crisis. He has the ability to identify the issues quickly and then proceed to navigate with local Council Planning Departments to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients and in many cases for Council itself. He is honest and loyal to his clients I have no hesitation in recommending Leo to any new clients.

Bill Mallan, Owner and Sole Director - WM & FM Constructions Pty Ltd

Leo Jensen worked with and advised Southern Downs Regional Council in the areas of waste management and recycling.  Leo assisted Southern Downs Regional Council with complex procurement processes and contract management, as well as developing a suite of actions to manage asbestos in the green waste stream.  At all times Leo provided Council with professional advice and insights into how waste management services could be best delivered to the different communities of the Southern Downs.  Leo has a solid understanding of what represents best practice in waste management and recycling, as well as holding demonstrated experience in the management of large-scale municipal waste facilities.

David Keenan, Former CEO - Southern Downs Regional Council

Leo Jensen Consulting has provided exceptional service and insight in a number of major consultancies we have performed in the past. In two instances in the recent past for major government consultancies, Protiviti sought timely and practical advice in the areas of town planning and development applications (for the ACT Auditor-General) and environmental management systems (for ACTEW Water). In both instances Leo Jensen Consulting was able to identify the right resources and knowledge, and embed themselves in a broader team to provide insight. The outcomes of each project were well-regarded by the clients and led to lasting positive change for the organisations.  We continue to value our relationship with Leo Jensen Consulting.

Mark Harrison, Former Managing Director - Protiviti

Leo Jensen was a Senior Manager at Caboolture Shire Council during my term as Mayor. Leo led his staff with energy and compassion. His drive to protect sensitive land and endangered species was outstanding. Leo initiated many environmental projects resulting in lasting beneficial outcomes into the future. The Planning Unit during this time was very busy with Development applications, this can be challenging for Planning Managers. Leo was at all times ethical and fair in the assessment processes. He enjoyed great respect from his peers and the development industry. Leo also shared his expertise to the wider LG and Planning forums for their greater benefit.

Joy Leishman, Owner Ozilite and former Mayor - Caboolture Shire Council

Leo Jensen is an Adjunct Industry Fellow and foundational member of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Urban Design and Town Planning Program Advisory Committee. His more than 15 years involvement at USC, has been decisive in shaping and developing our award-winning Planning Institute of Australia accredited Honours degree. His dedication to supporting the next generation of planners cannot be understated. Leo’s breadth of planning expertise and ongoing advancement of the profession has helped to establish a student experience which acknowledges the complex and contemporary issues of planning practice.

Nicholas Stevens PhD, Program Coordinator, Urban Design and Town Planning, School of Law and Society, University of the Sunshine Coast

Leo is a man of integrity and has been very supportive of me in my position. Leo actually takes the time to understand the situation whenever I seek his advice, and therefore his direction is informed, understanding and supportive. I would recommend Leo as a person who has vision, but also sees the finer details. Leo cares about people, has a strong business focus to get the job done, but without compromising honesty and integrity. It is an absolute pleasure to work with Leo.

Garth Moore, Former Manager Planning and Environment, Lockyer Valley Regional Council
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