Water Tanks Macksville

Southern Cross Water Tanks

  • Providing top quality steel rainwater tanks to Macksville for over fifty years
  • Experienced and highly professional tank installation teams
  • 30+ year design life
  • Made with minimum 2mm thick galvanised steel

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Macksville Water Tanks

Macksville is a small town on the Nambucca River in the Nambucca Valley, New South Wales, Australia. It is halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, along the Pacific Highway, approximately 40 minutes north of Kempsey.
Southern Cross Water have established a reputation for manufacturing water tanks Macksville residents can depend on.
All across Australia, people need water tanks to enable them to meet their water usage requirements, and New South Wales is certainly no exception to the rule.
Within the design and manufacture of every Southern Cross water tank lies over 150 years of experience in assisting Australians with their water harvesting needs.

Water Tank Sizes

Southern Cross Water Tanks come in a range from 26kL – 600kL in our rural rainwater tanks, and 12kL – 1900kL in our commercial water storage tanks (with sizes outside this range available on request).

With this range of tanks and sizes, you know that whatever your water storage requirements, Southern Cross has the tank for you.

YT Series Galvanised Steel Round Tank Sizes

TL Series Tank Sizes

Water Tank Colours

All Southern Cross water tanks are made from galvanised steel, and are available in any of the below COLORBOND ® colours – which can be factory applied to the external wall sheets prior to shipping – or in a standard ZINCALUME ® finish.

Water Storage Challenges

In a nation that is known for being as dry as Australia, it is no wonder that many people take delight at the idea of rainfall, however changing weather conditions that result in unpredictable storms, paired with modern infrastructure like roads and footpaths can trigger storm water run off and flash flooding.
Thanks to the amount of rainwater that can be harvested from a roof with sufficient guttering, installing a water tank can help relieve some of the stress on stormwater systems.
If a sudden weather event drops 100mm of rain in Macksville in just 24 hours, it would tank only 100 homes equipped with water tanks to prevent 2 million litres of water from running down roads and filling storm drains.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer
The beautiful warm summers of Australia come with the danger of the bushfires that spread across the country almost every summer, some worst that others. These are an unfortunate drawback of living on the driest (non icy) continent on the planet.
At Southern Cross, we consider ourselves to be experts in the fire tank sector, and we can fit your home, property or business with an appropriate water storage facility to help protect from fire.
Steel water tanks are the most fire resistant on the market, however if a fire front has passed your tank, it is important to have the water quality tested prior to drinking or washing with it. It will still be safe for gardens and fire fighting purposes.
The Macksville climate
Macksville has a warm and temperate climate, with most of its rainfall coming in the warmer months, a third of it in just three months.
Macksville experiences year round rainfall, with 941mm falling annually, the driest months still receiving on average almost 40mm.
This climate and beautiful beaches, and proximity to national parks, has made Nambucca Heads an attractive tourist location.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

Southern Cross have been a designer and manufacturer of high quality steel water storage tanks for over fifty years, and continue to service Australian businesses and families. All Southern Cross tanks feature a 30+ year design life.

There is over a hundred years of water tank design, and 150 years of Australian ingenuity behind every water tank Southern Cross manufactures.
All Southern Cross steel bolted water tanks are accompanied by a 10 years conditional warranty.
The fire tank specialists

At Southern Cross we pride ourselves in the design and quality of our fire tanks. We are experts in the design, manufacture, installation and servicing of water storage systems for the worldwide fire protection industry.

Every tank we manufacture is in-house designed and engineered, and could be built for all applications, including specific seismic positions, and to withstand high-wind and cyclonic areas.
Under certain circumstances, our tanks can be designed to meet additional international fire codes if required.
Over 100 years of experience

Way back in 1871, a Mr George Washington Griffiths opened an ironmongery and mechanical repair shop in Toowoomba that would one day become Southern Cross Windmills.

The first Southern Cross Windmill rolled off the Toowoomba Foundry line in 1903, and the Griffiths brothers developed a knack for water, with pumps, tanks and further windmills following.
Southern Cross have continued to help provide affordable and dependable water storage solutions to Australian businesses and families, with many historic Southern Cross tanks still standing to this day.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy
When a small, freshly minted city called Toowoomba gave life to the Southern Cross brand over a century ago, there was no way they would have anticipated how far it would spread or how iconic it would end up being.
In the more than century since, Southern Cross has continued to operate out of Queensland headquarters, and has even returned to Australian ownership.
Reliable in a pinch

Back in 2015 at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in Queensland, a water storage tank experienced a critical failure, which resulted in the tank splitting, and flooding the road next to it with over two million litres of water, washing away a passenger vehicle in the process.

In the wake of this tragedy, the site’s developer turned to Southern Cross to construct a pair of new tanks on the site, and the quality of these Southern Cross tanks served to set the benchmark for many commercial projects from that point forward.

Macksville Facts

Macksville is halfway between Sydney and Brisbane on the Pacific Highway and was a regular stop off until it was bypassed by road in late 2017.
Macksville was named after Angus Mackay and Hugh McNally, originally known as Macks Village.
What to do in Macksville
The sparkling waters around Macksville are home to all kinds of marine life including bottle nosed dolphins, and offer a great spot for fishing, boating and kayaking.
The nearby Scotts Head is a wonderful vantage point for whale watching between May and November.