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Committee Decisions

37 COM 8B.44

Mixed properties - Examination of minor boundary modifications - Tasmanian Wilderness (Australia)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.  Having examined Documents WHC-13/37.COM/8B.Add, WHC-13/37.COM/INF.8B1.Add, WHC-13/37.COM/INF.8B2.Add and WHC-13/37.COM/INF.8B4.,

2.  Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.41, Decision 34 COM 7B.38, Decision 34 COM 8B.46 and Decision 36 COM 8B.45 ;

3.  Notes that the proposed minor boundary modification has been submitted under natural criteria only although it appears to contain significant cultural attributes that relate to those located within the inscribed property;

4.  Approves the proposed minor boundary modification of the Tasmanian Wilderness , Australia , and requests the State Party to address the following concerns regarding the cultural values of the property:

a)  Undertake further study and consultation with the Tasmanian Aboriginal community in order to provide more detailed information on the cultural value of the additional areas and how these relate to the Outstanding Universal Value of the existing property;

b)  Provide detailed information on the legal provisions for the protection of cultural heritage in the extended property;

c)  Provide detailed information on the management arrangements for cultural heritage and in particular for the control of access to archaeological sites and sites of cultural significance.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Australia
Properties: Tasmanian Wilderness
Session: 37COM