Grangegorman Development Agency Act 2005

Functions of Agency.

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9.—(1) The functions of the Agency shall be to—

( a) promote the development of the Grangegorman site as a location for education, health and other facilities,

( b) subject to such conditions as the Minister may determine, to enter into arrangements, including by means of acquiring shares in limited liability companies, to exploit any research, consultancy or development work undertaken (whether separately or jointly with others) by the Agency,

( c) accept the vesting of the Grangegorman site, any property of the Dublin Institute of Technology or the Health Service Executive that is vacated in connection with the development of the Grangegorman site or, with the prior written consent of the Minister, any other property,

( d) carry out or facilitate, by whatever method and on such terms and conditions as the Agency considers appropriate, the development, re-development, renewal or conservation of any land in the Grangegorman site with the Minister, the Minister for Health and Children, the Dublin Institute of Technology, the Health Service Executive or, with the prior written consent of the Minister, any other person,

( e) co-ordinate the development, re-development, renewal or conservation referred to in paragraph (d),

( f) apply for permission for the development of land in the Grangegorman site to facilitate its future development,

( g) prepare a strategic plan in accordance with section 12 ,

( h) undertake an examination of the titles to properties within the Grangegorman site and to properties of the Dublin Institute of Technology, the Health Service Executive or, with the prior written consent of the Minister, the property of any other person located outside the Grangegorman site which properties are connected with the development of the site,

( i) decide the appropriate strategy to be followed for the purpose of procuring each individual element of the overall Grangegorman site in consultation with the Minister, the Minister for Health and Children, the Dublin Institute of Technology and the Health Service Executive,

( j) consult with the relevant organisations to address the issue of providing adequate public transport to service the Grangegorman site,

( k) arrange for a communications strategy concerning the development of the Grangegorman site that is to say a strategy that will provide for consultation with each of the following, namely, residents in the Grangegorman neighbourhood, patients and providers of healthcare services, the staff and students of the Dublin Institute of Technology, trade union and employers' representatives, public representatives of the constituency in which the Grangegorman site is located and any other person the Agency considers relevant,

( l) organise, at the completion of the construction phase, the vesting of those lands and premises to be occupied by the Health Service Executive, the Dublin Institute of Technology or other educational body into the ownership of the respective authority, institute or other body.

(2) The Agency shall have all such powers as are necessary or expedient for the performance of its functions.

(3) The Agency may, with the consent of the Minister, enter into arrangements with other persons to perform on behalf of the Agency such of its functions as the Agency considers necessary.