Water Tanks Ayr

Southern Cross Water Tanks

• Providing the best quality steel bolted water tanks to Ayr for over 50 years
• Highly qualified and experienced tank erection crews
• 30+ year design life
• Minimum 2mm thick galvanised steel

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Ayr Water Tanks

Ayr is the administrative centre of the Shire of Burdekin (formerly known as the Shire of Ayr), and is located some 88km south of Townsville.
At Southern Cross we’ve been building and designing water tanks Ayr residents can rely on for over a century.
Citizens of Ayr know that they have the support of one of Australia’s most recognisable names in water collection and water storage solutions.
The populace of Queensland understand their water storage requirements, and due to this, many still turn to a Southern Cross water tank to assist them in meeting their water harvesting needs.

Water Tank Sizes

With a range of tank sizes from 26kL – 600kL in our rural tanks, and from 12kL – 1900kL in our commercial tanks (with sizes outside this range available on request) you can rest assured that we have the right size tank to suit your water storage needs.

YT Series Galvanised Steel Round Tank Sizes

TL Series Tank Sizes

Water Tank Colours

All Southern Cross Tanks can come in either standard ZINCALUME ® Galvanised Steel, or any of the following colours, which would be factory applied to the external wall sheets prior to shipping.

Water Storage Challenges

While lots of folks delight in rainfall, due to modern infrastructure like roadways and paving, too much rain can cause flash flooding, which may be harmful to homes and the local ecosystem.
If you install a water tank and link it up to a guttering system, you can help lessen the build up of water from rainwater run off, and minimise the risk of flash flooding.
Being located so close to the Burdekin River, even the Bureau of Meteorology list Ayr as “occasionally experienc(ing) severe flooding with many houses and businesses affected,” and “Records of large floods at Ayr extend back as far as 1911, and since then 10 major floods have occurred.”
Bushfires and the Australian Summer
Regrettably, as a result of most of Australia’s climate, bushfires are a constant risk in the long, hot summers, and Ayr is no different. Despite much of the region’s rainfall coming in the summer months, the lush grasses and warm days can easily result in brushfires.
Thankfully, at Southern Cross we consider ourselves specialists when it concerns fire tanks, and we can provide your property or home with an appropriate fire tank to help safeguard you from bushfires.
If a bushfire has passed through your property, it is encouraged that you get your water quality tested for safety if you intend to continue using it for household water. However it will still be safe for gardening or fire security.
The Ayr climate
Ayr is classified as a Tropical savanna climate with dry-winter characteristics, with most if its rainfall coming in the summer months.
Ayr averages 1077mm of rainfall yearly, with the vast majority of this falling between December and March.
Ayr is the centre of Australia’s largest sugarcane growing region, with Burdekin producing a proportionate chunk of Australia’s sugar.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

For more than half a century, we at Southern Cross have supplied top quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australian households and businesses, and all Southern Cross tanks have a 30+ year design life.

There is over a hundred years of innovation and successful tank design supporting every tank we build.
Every one of our steel bolted tanks include a 10-year 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 maintenance of water storage systems for the worldwide fire protection industry.

All Southern Cross tanks are engineered and designed in house, and if required may be engineered for unique locations, including cyclonic or high wind settings, and some seismic conditions.
We can also design and produce tanks that adhere to international fire codes if needed.
Over 100 years of experience

The first Southern Cross windmill was manufactured in the Toowoomba Foundry in 1903, and not far behind was the first Southern Cross water tank, meaning nobody knows the extraordinary storage needs of Ayr and Australia like our people do.

With the first Bolted Steel Round Water Tank being produced by Southern Cross in the late 60’s, we’ve been a haven for over fifty years of continued innovation.
When Squatter Tanks were introduced to Australia, it provided individuals with a reliable and economical way of storing large amounds of water, and several of these tanks still remain to this day.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

When the very first Southern Cross windmill rolled out of the Toowoomba Foundry over an a century ago, there was no way the Griffiths family anticipated the brand to grow to emerge as an Australian icon, and still operating in the 21st century.

Southern Cross is an Australian owned brand, and we still operate out of Loganholme to this day, servicing Australians from all walks of life, from rural families, to irrigators, to companies on industrial sites – even schools and universities.
Reliable in a pinch

When a water tank constructed by one of our competitors at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital suffered structural failure in 2015, the tank burst, flooding Kawana Way with approximately two and a half million litres of water, causing damaging flooding, and even sweeping away a family car.

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 standard for many commercial projects from that point forward.

Ayr Local Knowledge

Ayr has been growing large scale sugarcane plantations since 1879, with the formation of the Burdekin Delta Sugar Company, and still produce a large amount of Queensland’s sugar to this day.
What to do in Ayr
If you’re passing through Ayr, make sure to check out the Living Lagoon Sculptures, a tribute to native flora and fauna, and the importance of water, by artist Stephen Walker.
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