Lutana, Tasmania

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 (27 June 2017). "Lutana (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  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.