By YVONNE McLEAN
CITY Council engineers have listed major works to end extensive flooding to homes in Clives Court at Currumbin Waters as a priority.
Earlier, the area councillor Christine Robbins said engineering staff had responded to her urgent call for remedial work to begin now, not at some future time.
"Homes in Clives Court have been subjected to flooding on three occasions last year and the devastating situation must not go on without a huge effort to pinpoint the cause and fix it," Cr Robbins said.
Already undertaken is extensive clearing of the underground stormwater drainage system from Hoffschildt Drive into Clives Court and down Bienvenue Drive to the lake.
The open drain near the sports field and shopping centre has also been cleared. The weir in the lake has been dropped by 250mm as well as a number of other initiatives taken to deal with the problem.
Cr Robbins said works in the area proposed for the 2007-2008 budget had been brought forward to the 2006-2007 budget at her request.
These include a proposal to separate the Clives Court catchment into two systems by diverting a large portion of the catchment to the canal system to the west of Currumbin Creek Road.
"This is identified by engineers as a major design for the greater catchment and other works may be required as part of the upgrade.
"But I am now confident flooding at Clives Court and the enormous trouble suffered by affected residents is getting the priority attention it demands," Cr Robbins said.