Water Tanks Bribie Island

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Bribie Island Water Tanks

For more than 100 years, Southern Cross Water have been providing water tanks Bribie Island locals can put faith in.

Residents of Bribie Island 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 are mindful of their water storage requireme nts, and due to this, many still turn to a Southern Cross water tank to help them in meeting their water harvesting needs.
The smallest and most populous of three major sand islands forming the coastline sheltering the northern part of Moreton Bay, Bribie Island is a combination of residential area and national park, bordered by the Pumicestone Passage, a protected marine park that provides habitat for dugongs, turtles and dolphins.

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

Rain is a refreshing sight for many people across Queensland, but due to modern conveniences such as roads and paving, excessive rain can cause flash flooding, harming homes and the ecosystem.

Attaching a roof gutter system and a rainwater tank can help in reducing the amount of water building up from stormwater run-off, and decrease the likelihood of flash flooding.
As a coastal island, Bribie Island often bares the brunt of storm fronts before they reach the Queensland or the Sunshine Coast, leaving it susceptible to rainwater runoff and flooding of streets and homes.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer
Australia is renowned for its long hot summers, but unfortunately this leaves us prone to frequent bushfires and Bribie Island is no different. While a lot of the area’s rainfall does fall in the summer months, this leads to lush grasses that can easily burn on the warmer days.

Thankfully, at Southern Cross we consider ourselves specialists when it comes to fire tanks, and we can provide your property or home with an adequate fire tank to help safeguard you from bushfires.
If your property is impacted by a bushfire, we recommend that you get your water examined for safety prior to continuing to use it for potable or drinking purposes. The tank will still be appropriate for watering gardens or fire protection.
The Bribie Island climate
Less than 100km North of Brisbane, and a bridge across the ocean from the mainland, Bribie Island experiences plentiful rainfall and sunshine, resulting in the lush bushland on its National Parks.

With over 1000mm of rain annually, Bribie Island is home to many species of flora and fauna, with predominant mangrove forests, wallabys, emus and other iconic Australian wildlife roaming the island.
First Nations people used the areas surrounding Bribie Island to hunt for meat, both on land and in the ocean. Early European settlers used the waters to plunder lime.

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 families and companies, and all Southern Cross tanks have a 30+ year design life.

Our tanks are backed by over a century of winning tank design, and Australian innovation.
All of our steel bolted tanks come with a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists
As specialists in the maintenance, installation, design and manufacture of international water storage systems, we take pride in the design and integrity of our fire tanks.

Every tank we construct is in-house designed and engineered, and could be built for all applications, including particular seismic positions, and to withstand high-wind and cyclonic areas.
Under certain conditions, our tanks can be designed to comply with additional global fire codes if required.
Over 100 years of experience
The original 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 unique storage needs of Bribie Island and Australia like our people do.

Southern Cross has been home to more than 5 decades of innovation when it comes to Bolted Steel Round Water Tanks, with our first model being built in the late 60’s.
Squatter Tanks were a revolutionary way for Australians to store vast amounts of water in an effecting and economical manner – some of these tanks are still standing to this day.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy
When the Southern Cross brand was born of the Toowoomba Foundry, there was no little chance the Griffiths family could have foreseen the brand going on the become an iconic Australian business, still operation over a hundred years later.

Southern Cross is proud to remain Australian owned and operated, with our head office still located in Loganholme, and supporting all type of Australians, from urban commercial sites, to schools and universities, to growers, rural families and irrigators.
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, causing the tank to burst, flooding roughly 2.5 million litres of water to flood Kawana Way, causing destruction, and even washing away a family car.

After this, the site developer contacted Southern Cross to engineer and build two new tanks for the site, and the quality of these tanks have become a benchmark for many commercial projects from that point to comply with.

Bribie Island Local Knowledge

Originally named Point Skirmish, Bribie Island is believed to have been named after a convict named Bribie or Breiby who gathered basket-making material on the island in the 1830s.

At the time of construction, the Bribie Island Bridge was the longest, pre-stressed, pre-cast concrete bridge in Australia, coming in at just over 800m.