The redevelopment of Hobart Airport has passed an important and symbolic milestone, with
the northern extension of Hobart Airport now complete allowing for work to commence on
the final stage of the redevelopment at the southern end.
The 120 metre runway extension at the northern end of the airport adjacent to the Tasman
Highway has been completed on time, with the 380 metre extension at the southern end
now underway and planned for completion by March 2018.
Mel Percival from the airport has told Dave it is great to see the redevelopment progressing
so well, bringing Tasmania one step closer to welcoming larger aircraft to the state.
The runway extension is one of the most significant Tasmanian infrastructure projects in
recent history and will bring unprecedented opportunities, including firmly establishing
Hobart as an international Antarctic travel hub.
The extension project has been enabled through $38 million in funding assistance from the
Australian Government and an additional $2 million from Hobart Airport.
Hobart Airport experienced its busiest year ever with over 2.4 million passengers traveling
through Hobart Airport over the past 12 months.
Hobart Airport was a major part of the Tasmanian economy and the redevelopment would create new opportunities for Tasmania.
It can be noted There are over 820 people employed by Hobart Airport which contributes $143 million into
the state’s economy each year and this will only continue to increase once the extension is