Maritime Area Planning Act 2021

Chapter 7

Corporate strategy, accounts and annual reports of MARA

Corporate strategy of MARA

66. (1) The MARA shall prepare a statement of strategy within 12 months of the establishment day and thereafter not earlier than six months before and not later than the expiration of each subsequent period of three years following that day.

(2) The statement of strategy shall be prepared on the basis of an organisational wide strategic approach encompassing the functions and principal activities of the MARA and shall include:

(a) a statement setting out the approach taken in respect of each of the MARA’s functions referred to in section 43 (1);

(b) a statement of the principal activities of the MARA;

(c) the objectives and priorities for each of the principal activities and strategies for achieving those objectives;

(d) the manner in which the MARA proposes to assess its performance in respect of each such activity, taking account of indicators which shall be identified by the MARA and of the need to work towards best practice in service delivery and in the general operation of the MARA;

(e) human resources activities (including training and development) to be undertaken for the staff of the MARA;

(f) the organisational structure of the MARA, including corporate support and information technology and the improvements proposed to promote efficiency of operation and customer service and in general to support the statement of strategy;

(g) such other matters as the MARA considers necessary.

(3) Within three months of the preparation of the statement of strategy for the purposes of subsection (1), the MARA shall submit copies of the statement to the Minister and the Minister shall, as soon as is practicable after those copies are submitted to him or her, cause copies of the statement to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas.