Our Major Development Plan for the terminal expansion was approved in late 2019. However, like many other businesses, Hobart Airport has been impacted significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic. The dramatic drop in passenger numbers and the reduction in flights has meant that we have had to review our plans for expanding the terminal.
Hobart Airport will always ensure that infrastructure development is in line with passenger growth and we are currently assessing what recovery looks like. We look forward to sharing our development story with you in due course.
Camera traps are also used to monitor the movements and better understand the behaviour of animals in the airport environment.
Since the installation of camera traps in early 2016, images collected have shown that many threatened species use the environment around and within the airport boundary including the Tasmanian Devil, the Spotted quoll and the Tasmanian bettong.
We recognise our role in protecting the biodiversity of the airport and Tasmania more broadly and are confident this technology will assist us in doing so.
Initial testing of virtual fencing devices in Tasmania has seen a 50 per cent reduction in road kill deaths over a three-year period and has been instrumental in protecting the remaining Tasmanian Devil population.
The virtual fencing will be monitored by Hobart Airport’s environment team to capture and report data on the rates of roadkill deaths in the area and better understand the behaviour of the animals that call the airport home.