The cold Tasmanian winters will be a little easier at Hobart Airport with the introduction of licence plate recognition across our car parks.
Drivers can simply enter their vehicle registration while booking online and our license plate recognition will take care of the rest.
Our newly installed cameras recognise the licence plate number and automatically lift the boom gate upon entry and exit of our car parks, creating a safe and convenient, windows up experience.
Head to https://parking.hobartairport.com.au/ to experience it for yourself.
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.