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Decision : 35 COM 7B.83
Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg (Austria) (C 784)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.88 adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009),

3. Acknowledges the State Party's efforts to establish clear mechanisms for a coordinated and integrated approach among all decision-making entities and requests the State Party to take the lead in establishing coordination roundtables;

4. Notes with concern that only few recommendations of the 2009 World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission have been addressed and reiterates its request to the State Party to take steps towards implementing all the mission recommendations;

5. Regrets that the submitted impact assessment for the hydroelectric power station did not contain sufficient information to assess the impact on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property and urges the State Party to submit as soon as possible a heritage impact assessment to the World Heritage Centre based on the ICOMOS Guidance for Heritage Impact Assessment for World Heritage cultural properties;

6. Notes the range of projects under way within the boundaries of the World Heritage property and in the surrounding historic town centre and also requests the State Party to undertake heritage impact assessments as necessary and, in line with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, provide information on major development projects that might impact the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, in line with the ICOMOS Guidance mentioned in paragraph 5 above;

7. Reiterates its request to the State Party to revise the draft management plan, as stated in Decision 33 COM 7B.88;

8. Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2013, a report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 37th session in 2013.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Austria
Year: 2011
Decision Code: 35 COM 7B.83