New partnership brings Tassie flavour to Hobart Airport

Operators are expected to open in time for Christmas
October 19, 2020

To build on the excitement of border restrictions easing in coming weeks, we are looking forward to offering even more Tasmanian-based products with a range of iconic local brands to begin operating from the terminal later this year.  

The dining experience is set to be reinvigorated with the arrival of Liv-Eat, Coal River Farm and Cascade Brewery Co.

SSP Australia Catering, in partnership with the local brands, have secured the competitive tender for the next four years with the new outlets expected to be open in time for Christmas.

As the state’s busiest gateway, we’re really proud to be supporting local businesses and producers by moving to an entirely homegrown, Tasmanian menu in our terminal.

With the number of flights and passengers set to increase and the potential for direct international flights, it’s an exciting time to be providing new, local Tasmanian food and beverage options.

We are always striving to improve the customer experience and we’re looking forward to continuing our partnership with SSP to create a space that Tasmanians can be proud of.

The refurbishment is scheduled to start later this month with the new outlets expected to be open early in December.

Liv-Eat, Coal River Farm and Cascade Brewery Co will join existing Tasmanian operator Red Square Café to create an entirely home grown offering.

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