Plans for $200m terminal expansion released

Phase 1 is expected to be completed by December 2020.
April 9, 2019

Following our busiest year ever with more than 2.6 million passengers passing through the terminal, we have unveiled plans for a major terminal expansion with international processing facilities.

The Terminal Expansion Project (TXP) will see the building’s footprint more than double in size with the expansion expected to be completed in three stages.

The initial stage is expected to cost approximately $100 million and will be completed by December 2020. This stage will see the expansion of the existing departures lounge and facilities, improved airline lounges, enhanced passenger screening facilities, and the construction of a swing lounge concept, capable of providing for international processing facilities.

Deliberate in our design, we are working to create a space that celebrates our history and directs our future as Tasmania’s premier gateway. We take pride in our role as the makers of first impressions, offering a uniquely Tasmanian experience to visitors and a familiar sense of place to those arriving home.

We have prepared a preliminary draft Major Development Plan (MDP) for our Terminal Expansion Project which is now available for public comment.

To view the Major Development Plan or to submit comments please visit

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