About Kangaroo Island Airport
Kangaroo Island council embarked on a redevelopment of the airport that started in 2015. In December 2015, Council were notified that they had been successful in their application to the NSRF Program for a total of $9M to match fund the State Government's $9M commitment. With funding agreements in place, the Council has been able to build a team of expertise to commence final design and delivery of the project. This work commenced in early 2016 with the appointment of the design team and design and budget validation work was completed in late 2016. Works commenced in January 2017 with Airside earthworks and these works were completed by early November. The Terminal works completed in March 2018.
The airport upgrade project is a significant game-changer for the Island and aims to address the time / ease / cost of access challenges that are experienced currently and which limit higher-value visitation to the Island. Its expect that there will be 30,000+ domestic passengers per year from east coast capital cities together with significant uplift in international visitation given the abilit to more directly and cost effectively access the Island.
LaunchPADS were engaged to design and impliment a FIDS System, Advertising and associated stores signage into one easy to use package. The problem was using a single system to allow multiple different companies access to change signage based on the requirements for each company, while keeping a consistant theme and ultimate control with the Airport.
Qantas, Rex, Budget and Hertz all had colour themes that could not be altered, along with general advertising, and TV feeds all needed a common look.
LaunchPADS designed and implimented a bespoke web based control portal and applied security based on user to allow editing of the signage screens located throughout the terminal. LaunchPADS Graphic designers came up with a design that uses the Airports "island sparkle" logo that now is featured in all screens and integrated with all colours. LaunchPADS used PADS4 to control the feeds coming from the web portals and combined with a set of complex rules can display as required any changes the company requires. The system is also built to automatically update its self based in time and input allowing the advertising to be front and centre when general signage is not in use. Emergency functionality is built into every screen to ensure and emergency messaging gets through to any area of the airport.
This design can keep up with the expected flights and people movement and is designed to run 24 hours a day.
Kangaroo Island, South Australia