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Derwent Park, Tasmania

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Derwent Park is a residential locality in the local government area (LGA) of Glenorchy in the Hobart LGA region of Tasmania. The locality is about east of the town of Glenorchy. The 2016 census recorded a population of 657 for the state suburb of Derwent Park. It is a suburb of Hobart. It is predominantly a light commercial and industrial area. History Derwent Park was gazetted as a locality in 1961. The name is derived from a property established in the area about 1820. Smelter contamination The Risdon Zinc Works (trading as Nyrstar Hobart) at nearby Lutana, which has been in operation since 1917, continues to produce heavy metal contaminants affecting the air, land and estuary waters surrounding Greater Hobart. Drawing from data complied in the National Pollutant Inventory, a report by the Australian Conservation Foundation placed Hobart at number 6 of Australia's most polluted cities in 2018. The data identified medium levels of air pol
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