Committee Decisions

29 COM 7B.72

Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg (Austria)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/7B.Rev,

2. Recalling its Decision 28 COM 15B.81 adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),

3. Thanks the State Party of Austria for having submitted the updated report and details of the preparation of a management plan for the World Heritage property;

4. Notes with appreciation that a consultation process between the State Party and ICOMOS has been started for the train station project, and encourages the State Party to further cooperate in the case of other urban development projects,

5. Notes with concern, however, that major high-rise projects undertaken in the immediate surrounding of the World Heritage property are likely to deteriorate its visual integrity;

6. Encourages the State Party to improve specific legislation so as to ensure appropriate legal protection of the historic urban fabric and structure;

7. Urges the State Party to avoid any construction and refurbishment that could negatively impact on the outstanding universal value of the property;

8. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2007 an update report on the situation for examination by the Committee at its 31st session (2007).
Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: EUR/NA
States Parties: Austria
Session: 29COM