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Decision 39 COM 7B.76
Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg (Austria) (C 784)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B,
  2. Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.72, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013),
  3. Notes that amendments have been made to the proposed new development at Residential Area Dr.Franz-Rehrl Platz (Residential Buildings City Life Rehrlplatz) and requests the State Party to submit copies of the final plans to the World Heritage Centre for review;
  4. Also notes that the recommendations of the World Heritage Committee in relation to the new development at Schwarzstrasse 45 / Ernest-Thunstr. 2 have not been implemented and that this case is currently pending in court;
  5. Also requests the State Party to provide information on the Nelböck Viaduct Rainerstrasse / Bahnhofsvorplatz project as well as details on the Residential Building Priesterhausgarten and the Public Indoor Swimming Pool, Paracelsusbad with regard to the implementation of the recommendations of the 2013 mission;
  6. Further notes that steps have been taken to harmonize the boundary of the property with the Protection zone I and that the revision of the Management Plan should be completed by mid-2015, and strongly encourages the State Party to pursue to include provisions in the Management Plan to ensure adequate protection and conservation of all attributes which convey the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property and its setting;
  7. Reiterates its concern about the apparent lack of adequate legislative and planning mechanisms to protect the property from the various proposed urban and infrastructure developments and further requests the State Party to:
    1. develop a comprehensive urban land use plan which includes provisions for protection mechanisms and regulatory measures to ensure the adequate protection and control of the property and its landscape setting,
    2. strengthen legal mechanisms for the protection of monuments in their setting,
    3. carry out Heritage Impact Assessments (HIAs) for all major projects which may threaten the OUV for the property, in conformity with the ICOMOS Guidelines on HIAs for World Heritage cultural properties;
    4. implement the recommendations of the 2013 ICOMOS Advisory mission;
  8. Requests furthermore the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2016, an updated report, including a 1-page executive summary, on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 41st session in 2017.
Decision Code
39 COM 7B.76
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2015 Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
Decisions adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015)
Context of Decision