Following a successful first year, we have taken our waste segregation initiative to the streets!
A total of eight new bins that segregate general waste and recycling have been installed across our new forecourt area, which is expected to further increase our diversion of waste to landfill.
They also look great, displaying wildlife safety messages that were developed in collaboration with Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary throughout the forecourt to remind travelers to watch out for our furry friends when travelling around Tasmania.
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.