Signed in as:
Signed in as:
Other important documents and relevant local initatives are available to download from Amplify Cayman, such as the 2021 Sustainability Charter and the 2021 Environmental Survey or the 2009 Strategy for the Sustainable Development of the Eastern Districts from the Department of Planning and the 2023 Final Draft National Planning Framework.
2023-11-30 EWA Route corridor optioneering report (pdf)Download
2023-04-04 Final Terms of Reference (pdf)Download
2023-04-04 Verbal Public Comments&Responses on the ToR (pdf)Download
2023-02-20 Sustainable Cayman ToR Consultation Response FINAL Rev1 (pdf)Download
2023-02-01 Grand Cayman East West Arterial - Preliminary Transport Review (Revision 3) (pdf)Download
2023-01-30 Draft Terms of Reference for the EIA for the EWA (pdf)Download
2023-01-26 Public Meeting Notice-NRA (pdf)Download
2022-08-30 Consultants for EWA EIA (pdf)Download
2022 Cayman Mobility Framework - RPI Consulting proposal (pdf)Download
2021 EIA Scoping Opinion (pdf)Download
Map with Proposed Extension Road (jpg)Download
EWA Extension - H & H Study Area Extent (pdf)Download
National Roads Authority (NRA) Case for EWA (pdf)Download
Gazette EIA Directive (pdf)Download
NCL (2013) Species-Conservation-Plan-for-Mangroves-FINAL (pdf)Download
May 6, 2023
The final terms of reference (ToR) forming the basis of the EIA for the East-West Arterial extension have been published. Sustainable Cayman’s consultation response to the draft ToR addressed four critical considerations which we believe the ToR must include to enable the EIA to achieve its objectives. It also included further important considerations which we believe should be incorporated into the ToR.
We are extremely pleased to see that our suggestion of increasing the induced growth study area to 1.5 miles has been included in the updated ToR. This will enable a better evaluation of the potential future development along the proposed road corridor, showing the knock on effects of such a development. This acknowledges the potential threat that this route poses to the future existence of the Central Mangrove Wetland as we know it today and the critical services it provides Caymanians.
However, our other critical considerations relating to a commitment of critical habitat re-establishment at a ratio of 1:30 and demonstration of Biodiversity Net Gain in accordance with the IFC Standards, and the inclusion of Marine ecology as a stand-alone receptor have not been taken on board.
We are disappointed to see that there is still no mention of the impacts of artificial lighting or embedded Greenhouse Gas emissions in relation to the impact assessment. We would also like to see a more in-depth Alternative Alignments Evaluation. Not just for the assessment to look into alternatives within the chosen ‘corridor’.
Sustainable Cayman hopes that the National Roads Authority uses these updated ToR as a strong starting point to produce a robust and responsible Environmental Impact Assessment of the proposed East West Arterial extension.
The NRA Public Meetings are being held on 7th February in Northside and 9th February in Bodden Town starting @ 6pm. You can watch the live feed or attend in person to find out more.
The NRA will be hosting (2) public meetings and representatives from the NRA and their EIA Consulting Team will be in attendance to provide information about the project and answer your questions. The public consultation on the draft Terms of reference is for a period of 21 days, and will close on Monday, 20 February 2023. Watch the video to find out more.
Explaining the purpose of the environmental impact assessment for construction management of the East-West Arterial.
Minister Jay Ebanks discusing the continuation of the East-West Arterial
Understanding Cayman ecosystems
Supporting human and marine life in the North Sound