What People Said

reliable | rɪˈlaɪəbəl |


consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted : a reliable source of information.

“Complex building projects are not part of the everyday for local government. They can be high risk, sometimes controversial, public projects and few Councils have the in-house expertise to effectively manage them if they fall into distress.

LEFTA provided critical support to our organisation and to me as CEO in managing the complex commercial, financial, legal and political issues arising from a multi-party building dispute.


  • listens and responds to our unique needs, expectations and process/statutory requirements;
  • provides detailed but readable, timely and persuasive reports;
  • did the hard yards to ensure that, as client, we were fully aware of emerging risks and opportunities as the matter unfolded
  • are reliable, timely and always available to provide information, support and advice

Steve Chandler, LEFTA Manager, has been critical in helping us navigate an unfamiliar and uncertain environment. He has an outstanding ability to read the needs and expectations of a broad range of people – my staff, councillors, legal advisors, many and various parties to dispute – building trust, credibility and finally negotiating a settlement that enabled us to avoid a protracted legal battle and minimized our existing and future exposure. He got our building back on track.

I have no hesitation in recommending LEFTA to local government and other public sector agencies – LEFTA provide the commercial edge we need to hold our own in disputes.”

NSW Local Council General Manager