Forecourt works are set to begin

Travellers can expect changes from Monday, 5 August
August 2, 2019

A reminder that our forecourt works are scheduled to begin on Monday, 5 August.

Travellers can expect to see sections of the Main Car Park being closed and hoarding going up to make room for the construction of our new pick up/drop off zone.

Generally, the journey to and from the car parks and pick up/drop off area will remain unchanged during the first phase of construction.

It is unlikely that the works will cause delays when dropping off or picking up travellers however, we would always advise arriving a little earlier when departing, just to be on the safe side.

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.

Environment Manager Kirsten Leggett

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.

“We’re building better facilities and a better airport to serve our community”
Sarah Renner
Hobart Airport CEO