Lutana, Tasmania

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Lutana is behind Moonah in this view from the west from Lost World.
Lutana is located in Tasmania
Coordinates 42°50′28″S 147°18′34″E / 42.84111°S 147.30944°E / -42.84111; 147.30944Coordinates: 42°50′28″S 147°18′34″E / 42.84111°S 147.30944°E / -42.84111; 147.30944
Population 2,336 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 7009
LGA(s) City of Glenorchy
Federal Division(s) Denison
Suburbs around Lutana:
Derwent Park Prince of Wales Bay River Derwent
Moonah Lutana River Derwent
New Town New Town River Derwent

Lutana is a suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is part of the City of Glenorchy.

It is a large residential suburb located between the Brooker Highway and the River Derwent.

It was originally built by the Electrolytic Zinc company (the then operator of the Zinc works) [2] as homes for its employees at the nearby zinc works.[3]

Lutana is the aboriginal word for moon.[4]

The homes were later sold off and are now privately owned.

The zinc works at Lutana, is the largest exporter in Tasmania, generating 2.5% of the state's GDP. It produces over 250000 tons of zinc per year.[5]


  1. ^ "Australian Bureau of Statistics". 
  2. ^ known originally as the Risdon zinc works
  3. ^ Ruth Barton. "Communal life, common interests and healthy conditions". 
  4. ^ Howatson, Donald, The Story of New Town - Street by Street, 2011, ISBN 978-0-9871287-1-3
  5. ^ "The Zinc Works". TChange. Retrieved 11 July 2009.