The current parking capacity sign located near the entrance to the main car park on Holyman Avenue will be relocated back toward the main stretch of road between the Tasman Highway round about and the airport’s main entrance.
This will ensure car parking capacity information is displayed to travellers earlier, giving them the opportunity to continue along Gruber Avenue and enter the saver car park via Golf Road if there is capacity.
Works will take place between June and July and will have minimal impact on those travelling to and from the airport.
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.