Project:

Forecourt works

Scheduled completion November 2019
Project Status:
Complete
In Progress
To Begin

Changes to entry and exit points:

Our forecourt works are progressing with the initial groundwork nearing completion and a new entry to the Main Car Park expected to be in operation this week.

Those planning to use our Main Car Park can now enter via the new slip lane to the left side of the existing Holyman Avenue entrance.

If this area is full, additional parking can be found by following the pink parking signs around the construction site to the Main Car Park area near Gatty Street.

All traffic will now exit the Main Car Park via Long Street. When you are ready to leave, follow the blue exit signs to one of the two boom gates on Long Street to find your way out.

Alternatively, we have opened an additional entry to the Main Car Park on Gatty Street. Drivers can turn right from Holyman Avenue onto Gatty Street and enter the car park through the boom gate to avoid navigating the construction zone.

Important information for pedestrians:

If you are parking in the Gatty Street section of our Main Car Park, please only use the dedicated undercover walkway to access the terminal. While it may be tempting to navigate your own way around the construction zone, this creates an unsafe environment for both drivers and pedestrians.

New signage is in place:

Excavation works in our Main Car Park are underway, with additional hoarding and signage now in place to help direct traffic and pedestrians through our changing road network.

We have implemented clear wayfinding signage with two distinct colours to help drivers navigate their way through the construction work.  

If you’re looking for a car park, follow the pink parking signs and when you’re ready to leave, follow the blue exit signs to navigate your way out.  

An additional entry point to our Main Car Park has now been opened and can be accessed by making a right turn off Holyman Avenue on to Gatty Street.

Alternatively, drivers can enter the main boom gate on Holyman Avenue and follow the pink parking signs.

Speed limits are subject to change throughout the works and must be adhered to in order to maintain a safe and secure environment for all airport users.

We urge all drivers to be mindful of and always give way to pedestrians when using our parking facilities.

If you are planning to park at Hobart Airport, we recommend arriving early to ensure you have time to navigate our changing road system.

Project details:

Keeping you safe and secure is our number one priority.  

We appreciate that as demand for travel to Tasmania continues to grow, the traffic flow to and from the terminal is becoming more congested.

As part of our commitment to improving the customer experience, and to enhance the security of our terminal precinct, we will be commencing works to realign our road network and segregate private vehicles, commercial vehicles and public transport.

The works will provide a safer environment for all airport users and make the transition through our terminal forecourt as seamless as possible.

We have seen a steady increase in security measures in the aviation industry over the past 15 to 20 years.

While we are lucky to feel safe and secure in Tasmania for the most part, it is important that we recognise and take steps to mitigate any potential threats to safety at our airport.

This is particularly important as we continue to grow and open up international flight opportunities to and from Hobart.

Over the coming months travellers can expect to see changes to the entrance to the terminal, with upgrades to existing infrastructure as well as the addition of new safety measures including bollards and traffic management barriers.

Phase one will see changes to our main car park area commencing in early August. During this time, entry to Main Car Park South will be available via Gatty Street while a new section of road is constructed.

If you are planning to use our parking facilities, we recommend arriving early to allow time to navigate our changing road system.

Aircraft at Hobart Airport have previously performed power in/power out operations meaning they used their own power and thrust to enter and exit the parking bays. This project sees a move to power in/push back operations in which aircraft use their own power to park in the bays and are pushed backwards out of the gate by a specialised ground vehicle.

The increase in bays will allow the airport to better accommodate off schedule arrivals and departures, and decrease the likelihood of flight delays due to an unserviceable aircraft occupying a parking bay.

The additional bays will also provide provisions for the appropriate infrastructure to park and service international aircraft, bringing Hobart Airport a step closer to offering international opportunities by the end of 2020.  

“We’re building better facilities and a better airport to serve our community”
Sarah Renner
Hobart Airport CEO