Tasmania is expanding and our terminal is too.

Why we're expanding our terminal

Feedback from our public consultation period has now been processed and incorporated into a final draft Major Development Plan (MDP) for the Terminal Expansion Project (TXP) which was submitted to the Federal Minister in early August. To view a copy of the Preliminary draft click here.

The Terminal Expansion Project has been developed to accommodate the increase in passenger numbers that are projected to continue over the coming years, and to build and cater for international services.

With more than 4 million passengers per annum expected to pass through the airport by 2030, the increase in the building’s footprint will place Hobart Airport in a position to readily enable growth beyond the current planning horizon.

What you can expect from our expansion

The proposed Terminal Expansion Project will be developed over three phases with completion of phase three due by 2030. The expansion aims to enhance the passenger experience and addresses five key areas:

  1. Expanded domestic departures lounge
  2. Enhanced airline lounges
  3. Enhanced baggage and passenger screening in accordance with legislation
  4. Expanded retail and food & beverage offerings
  5. International processing facility

The terminal expansion has been designed to cohesively transition into the existing structure with minimal disruption to passengers and regular airport operations.

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.

What it means for Tasmanians

Not only will the new terminal reflect a strong sense of place, capturing the essence of Tasmania, it will also provide a number of social and economic benefits to the state.

During the construction phase, it is anticipated that up to 120 construction workers could be required on site at any given time, opening up temporary employment for construction and building contractors in the area.

There is also an opportunity for local businesses to supply building materials and off site fabrication services to contribute to the project, creating further investment in the local area.

Global reach

Hobart Airport continues to work closely with airlines to explore prospects for international flights in particular those to New Zealand and South East Asia. Success in securing these international routes would see an additional $120 million of direct tourism benefit to the state.

When combined with Hobart International Airport’s new freight handling facility, international flight capacity also opens up airfreight opportunities for Tasmania to Asia for high-value, perishable products, generating greater export returns for local producers.

“International flights will stimulate regional economic growth and employment opportunities. It is estimated the total economic benefit is $128 million per annum with 680 additional jobs. As well as increased tourism, it will open up opportunities for Tasmanian primary producers and exporters to directly export to international markets, guaranteeing products are delivered faster and fresher, increasing Tasmania’s competitive advantage.” – Hobart City Deal

The project would have a major social benefit, allowing increased accessibility for residents overseas to connect with family and friends, educational destinations or holiday opportunities.

TXP Timeline

Preliminary draft created
February 2019 - March 2019
Engagement with government and key stakeholders
April 2019
Public consultation period
9 April 2019 - 10 June 2018
Feedback processed and incorporated into final draft
April 2019 - July 2019
Final draft submitted to Federal Minister
August 2019
MDP adopted, pending Ministerial approval
November 2019
December 2019 - December 2030

Key Dates

Community Information Session 1 - Hotel Grand Chancellor
Apr 12, 2019
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Community Information Session 2 - Hotel Grand Chancellor
Apr 12, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Information Session - Bellerive Yacht Club
Apr 13, 2019
9:00am - 11:00am
Community Information Session - Sorell Memorial Hall
Apr 15, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Community Information Session - Lufra Hotel
Apr 16, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm