Hobart Airport has experienced its busiest year ever with more than 2.6 million passengers passing through the terminal gates in the past 12 months.
With an annual passenger growth of six per cent over the last four years, it is one of the fastest growing airports in the country.
Hobart Airport is committed to the future; planning continues for a larger terminal expansion to meet not only the ever-increasing demand for Tasmanian travel experiences and produce from national and international markets, but also to provide new and exciting opportunities for outbound travel and freight destinations.
This process involves extensive consultation with the Tasmanian public, airlines and all levels of government.
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.