General Data
Name of instrument Revitalisation of old buildings (= Revitalisierungsfonds)
Country AT
Spatial level federal state
Type Economic instruments
Subtype Subsidies and local business development
Description The Revitalisation Fund in the Austrian federal state of Steiermark is promoting the revitalisation of historic building substance for residential and commercial purposes. Revitalisation measures need to be in accordance with regulations of historical monument protection (= Denkmalschutz).
General objectives Revitalisation of historical buildings, fostering of regional identity, positive labour market effects (= promotion of traditional craftsmanship)
General objectives keywords
Responsible Federal state/Province authority
Stakeholder Involved Private individuals;
Reference http://www.raumplanung.steiermark.at/cms/beitrag/10219706/1115050/
General assessment of strength and weakness Strength:
- encouragement of private initiative
Metadata
Date of entry 10/09/2007
Implementation
Legal status not-mandatory
Extension rarely (< 25%)
Comment Of 200 applications for funding per year, 120 are being approved and implemented.
Type of monitoring none
Characteristics
Preconditions for implementation Financial resources, legal basis and private initiative.
Best practise example Contest "Styrian Landmarks 2006" (= Steirische Wahrzeichen 2006)
Example Abstract Annual contest, awarding remarkable examples of revitalisation in Styria, ranging from residential houses to new uses for so-called Kellerstöckl (= small barns formerly used for agricultural purposes).
Attachment Wahrzeichen06_stachl_brosch_1189426713542.pdf
General comment
Assessment
Relevance
Status weak direct relevance
Ranking 3
Remark
Acceptance
Status Municipal administration/Local politicians, Local economy/Lobby groups, Environmental NGOs, Municipal residents/individuals, Superordinate administrations and authorities
Ranking 5
Remark
Implementation
Status Less than 25% of spatial entities have endorsed the instrument
Ranking 3
Remark
Feasibility
Status Budget, staff, know-how, political will
Ranking 2
Remark
Effectiveness
Status Direction of effect, acceptability
Ranking 2
Remark