Committed to improving the customer experience for locals and visitors travelling through Hobart Airport, a $4.5 million upgrade to the departures lounge was completed in December 2018, just in time for the busy Christmas period.
With 20,000 extra passengers passing through the gates over the holiday season, Hobart Airport was pleased to be able to offer travellers 170 additional seats, a refurbished bar and café, new food and beverage options and renovated amenities in the main departures area.
While planning for a terminal redevelopment continues, Hobart Airport recognises our responsibility to provide travellers with a positive customer experience each and every time they pass through the gates and we are confident the refreshed departures lounge is a step in the right direction.
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.