The Airports Act 1996 provides the basis for the operation and development of Hobart Airport. Under the legislation Hobart Airport is required to develop a new Master Plan at least every eight years outlining the proposed development and direction of the airport for the next 20 years.
Master Plans for Hobart Airport were prepared and approved in 1999, 2004, 2009 and most recently in 2015.
Each Master Plan outlines and reflects Hobart Airport's vision for growth and the delivery of strategic infrastructure to meet demand and better connect Tasmania with the rest of Australia and the world.
Key components of the 2015 Master Plan include the now completed runway extension and a terminal expansion to cater for forecast passenger growth and facilitate direct flights to South-East Asia for passengers and freight as well as to provide improved facilities to service the Antarctic Sector.
The unparalleled demand for travel to the state following Lonely Planet naming Tasmania in their top ten destinations to visit in 2015 saw the airport outgrow this terminal plan within its first year of implementation and work on a new plan began almost immediately.
We are currently in the process of finalising our new Master Plan and expect it to be available for public consultation in early 2020.
You may have noticed that while we are developing broader plans, we have been making gradual changes to the existing facilities as part of our commitment to improving the customer experience for our guests.
If you are travelling through the airport over the coming months you can expect to see works beginning in the car park and on the airfield as well as recently completed work on our refurbished departures lounge, runway extension and freight handling facility.
We undergo meticulous planning for all projects that take place at Hobart Airport to keep the impact on travelers and our surrounding environment to a minimum with the safety of all passengers our number one priority.
To keep up to date with the latest developments at Hobart Airport be sure to keep an eye on our social accounts or visit our projects page.