Water Tanks Biloela

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Biloela Water Tanks

For water tanks Biloela can rely on, Southern Cross have been there to supply top-notch water storage solutions for over a century.
Citizens of Biloela know that they have the support of one of Australia’s most recognisable names in water harvesting and water storage solutions.
Inhabitants of Queensland are mindful of their water storage demands, and because of this, many have, and still turn to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their water storage needs.
Biloela is the administrative centre of the Banana shire, some 120km inland from the city of Gladstone.

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 rain is looked forward to in many areas across Queensland, too much rain in a short period of time can build up on roads and paving, generating flash flooding, which can damage dwellings, assets, and the local environment.
If you set up a water tank and link it up to a guttering system, you can help minimise the build up of water from rainwater run off, and minimise the possibility of flash flooding.
In 2015 Biloela faced its worst flooding in years in the wake of tropical cyclone Marcia. Homes and businesses alike were hit with floodwater, as the town saw multiple road closures.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Australia is well-known for its long hot summers, but sadly this leaves us vulnerable to regular bushfires and Biloela is no different. Although a lot of the area’s rainfall does fall in the summer months, this leads to lush grasses that can easily ignite on the warmer days.

Fortunately, Southern Cross are the fire tank specialists, and can effectively and efficiently fit your property or home with a fire tank to help protect you from wildfires.
After a bushfire passes through your property, Southern Cross recommends that you have your water tank evaluated for water safety if you’re planning to continue using it for potable water. It will continue to be safe for fire protection or gardening.
The Biloela climate
Biloela experiences a warm subtropical climate, which means hot to warm temperatures all year round. Winter nights occasionally but rarely drop below freezing, and the summers are much wetter than the winters.
The annual rainfall in Biloela is 665mm, much lower than many of its nearby localities, and the vast majority of this falls in sporadic summer storms.
The climate in Biloela allows for a wide range of industry in the area, including widespread grazing of cattle and sheep, along with cotton, sorghum and wheat crops. The town is home to the third largest abattoir in Queensland, and has a neigbouring power station powered by an open cut mine in the region.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

Southern Cross have been providing the best quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians for over 50 years, and all of our tanks have a 30 + year design life.

Our tanks are backed by over 100 years of successful tank design, and Australian innovation.
Every one of our steel bolted tanks come with a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists
We at Southern Cross take pride in the integrity and design of our fire storage tanks. We’re specialists in the design, production, installation and servicing of water storage systems for the international fire protection industry.
Every tank we produce 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.
We can also design and manufacture tanks that adhere to international fire codes if needed.
Over 100 years of experience
The first Southern Cross windmill was produced 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 Biloela and Australia like we do.
With the first Bolted Steel Round Water Tank being produced by Southern Cross in the late 60’s, we’ve been a sanctum for over half a century of continued innovation.
The first Squatter Tanks presented Australians with effecting and economical ways of capturing and storing large quantities of water– a number of these tanks still stand today!
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

When the Griffiths family formed the Southern Cross brand out of the Toowoomba Foundry, they surely didn’t know that it would continue on to end up being such an iconic Australian brand, still in operation over a century in the future.

Not only does Southern Cross still operate out of Loganholme, we are an Australian owned company, servicing Australians from all walks of life, such as irrigators, families, schools and many more.
Reliable in a pinch
In 2015 at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, a water tank built by one of our rivals experienced a structural failure, triggering the tank to burst, flooding approximately 2.5 million litres of water to flood Kawana Way, causing damage, and even washing away a family car.
In the wake of this tragedy, the site’s developer turned to Southern Cross to build 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 onward.

Biloela Facts

Biloela, much like Calliope, was named after an early Australian warship, the HMAS Biloela. The name Biloela comes from a New South Wales Aboriginal word for cockatoo.
The largest recorded Barramundi ever caught was reeled in at the Callide Dam fishing competition back in 2008, measuring in at an impressive 138cm.