Water Tanks Ballina

Southern Cross Water Tanks

  • Providing top quality steel rainwater tanks to Ballina 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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Ballina Water Tanks

Southern Cross are renowned for building high quality water tanks Ballina residents can put their faith in.
Like much of the rest of this dry nation of ours, people of New South Wales understand the importance of quality water storage solutions, and there remains no better than a water tank.

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.

Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, the town lies on the Richmond River and serves as a gateway to Byron Bay.

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.

TL Series Tank Sizes

YT Series Galvanised Steel Round Tank Sizes

Water Tank Colours

If it’s more than just the standard ZINCALUME ® finish you’re looking for, you’re in luck, as all of our water tanks can be finished with any of the COLORBOND ® colours, which will be factory applied prior to shipping.

Water Storage Challenges

In a nation as dry as Australia, rain of any kind is often a welcome sight, however modern infrastructure such as roads and sidewalks, together with changing weather conditions, can often result in flash flooding as a result of storm water run off, which can cause extensive damage.
Installing a water tank and adequate guttering can help alleviate struggling stormwater systems from some of the rainfall, and assisting to decrease the likelihood of flash flooding.
In the event of a storm that caused 100mm of rainfall in just 24 hours, it would take just 100 homes with rainwater tanks and adequate guttering to prevent 2 million litres of storm water run off from entering storm drains and roads.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer
Australia is world renowned for having long warm summers, and if you discount the recognisable outlier in Antarctica, is the driest continent in the world. This, coupled with the life cycle of many native plants, leaves much of New South Wales vulnerable to widespread bushfires.
It is important to have adequate fire protection in a country so arid, and Southern Cross are experts in fire protection, with a crew of seasoned tank erection crews ready to help improve your fire protection.
After a bushfire, we strongly recommend that your water tank be assessed for safety if it is going to be used for showering or drinking, but the great advantage of a steel water tank is that it should still be safe for gardening or fire protection.
The Ballina climate
The town of Ballina experiences a humid subtropical climate, typical of the central part of Australia’s eastern coast.
Summers are warm and wet, with roughly 40% of the town’s total annual precipitation occurring from December to March, coming in at an average annually of 1778mm.
Despite the town having dabbled in fishing industries over the years, economically it is a tourist town, and seen as the gateway to Byron.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

Southern Cross have been a designer and manufacturer of great quality steel water tanks for over 50 years, and continue to service Australian businesses and families. All Southern Cross tanks feature a 30+ year design life.

Behind every one of our tanks, you’ll find the expertise that accompanies over 150 years of Australian innovation and ingenuity.
Every Southern Cross steel bolted tank comes with a ten year conditional warranty.
The fire tank specialists

As specialists in the maintenance, setup, design and manufacture of international water storage systems, we take pride in the design and integrity of our fire tanks.

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

The Toowoomba Foundry’s beginnings lie in 1871 when a Mr George Washington Griffiths opened an ironmongery and mechanical repair shop, which would soon become Southern Cross Windmills.

The Toowoomba Foundry manufactured the first Southern Cross Windmill in 1903, and by the late 1960’s the first bolted steel round water tanks were being produced.
Ever since then, Southern Cross Water has continued to be committed to providing Australians practical and cost-effective water storage solutions– the fact that some of the original squatter tanks still stand today is proof of this drive for quality and success.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy
With Southern Cross windmills and water tanks dotted all over this large nation of ours, the Griffiths brothers would surely be proud and impressed of what an icon the little windmill company they built has become.
While over a hundred years have passed, Southern Cross Water Tanks and Southern Cross Windmills are still manufactured in Queensland to this day.
Reliable in a pinch

The Sunshine Coast University Hospital was struck by disaster in 2015, when a water storage tank on the site sustained a structural failure, leading to two and a half million litres of water to flood Kawana Way – a nearby road – and wash away a passing vehicle.

In the aftermath of this event, the site’s developer contracted Southern Cross to design and build a pair of new storage tanks for the site, the quality of which have been used as a benchmark and standard for many industrial water projects from then on.
Ballina Facts

Ballina is home to one of Australia’s many Big Things, in the Big Prawn.

Ballina’s etymology is not entirely certain. One view holds that it is a corruption of a clan name for the Bullina band of the Arakwal. It has been argued that in this tribe’s Bundjalung language, bullinah meant “place of many oysters”. This theory argues that the Aboriginal name reminded the predominantly Irish settlers of “Ballina”, so the name’s origin could be an accidental or deliberate corruption of the Aboriginal form.

What to do in Ballina
As well as the Big Prawn, check out the Ballina Lighthouse and Ballina Manor whilst in town.
There are also many beautiful and famous beaches in the area to visit, as well as several coastal walks.