04. 1990 – Departed Australia

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The owner Voukelatos asks Council for an extension of 90 days to complete fire safety compliance work in the coffee area at 39 Glebe Point Road.

He says that “the reasons for the request are that on 8 October 1990 I departed Australia and do not expect to return in the immediate future” and that his “absence has made it difficult to obtain quotes”.

On 9 December 1991, Civil Engineer Phillip Johnston certifies the work completion of  the re-building of the front wall which includes temporary ties to 41 Glebe Point Road.

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1. Departed Australia

1. Departed Australia

Mr Voukelatos requests that Leichhardt Council allow a time extension to carry out work related to fire safety compliance in the coffee area, because he have already departed Australia to Lefkada Island, Greece and is not expect to return soon.

10.12.90 Mr Voukelatos to Leichhardt GG 1, 291

“I refer to your letter dated 24 September 1990 according me as the Owner of the above mentioned building to carry out certain work in the coffee lounge area related to fire safety to comply with the local Government Act 1919, section 317 D.

The said letter refers to a period of 90 days however I would like to request an extension of time for the work to be carried out. The reasons for the request are that on 8 October 1990 I departed Australia and do not expect to return in the immediate future. My absence has made it difficult to obtain quotes from tradesmen and I have been relying on my sister to organize quotes. In addition my financial position is not good following rectification of the front wall of the shop in September/October. The fire safety work will cost approx $4000. I trust you will look upon this request favorably a grant an extension of a further 90 days for the work to be completed. I await your response to the above-mentioned address.”

09.01.91 Mr Johnston to Mr & Mrs Voukelatos GF 1, 290

“Completed Work

The site was inspected on Wednesday 5th December 1990. The re-building of the front wall of No 39, and temporary ties to No 41 had been carried out in accordance with the structural details shown on the Certificates dated 6th October 1990.”