Water Tanks Chinchilla

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Chinchilla Water Tanks

For water tanks Chinchilla can rely on, Southern Cross have been there to supply quality water storage solutions for over a century.
Residents of Chinchilla can feel confident that they have the backing of one of Australia’s most iconic companies when it comes to water storage and water solutions.
Many Queensland residents still turn to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their water storage needs, because they are mindful of their water storage requirements, and reliability.

Built West of the Darling Ranges, Chinchilla grew into a town as the railway stretched West of Toowoomba and Dalby.

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 most welcome in many areas across Queensland, too much rain in a short period of time can build up on roads and paving, leading to flash flooding, which can endanger homes, property, and the local environment.

If you install a water tank and link it up to a guttering system, you can help reduce the build up of water from rainwater run off, and lessen the possibility of flash flooding.
As recently as early 2020, areas surrounding Chinchilla experienced widespread flooding that closed roads and caused damage to property and homes.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer
Australia is renowned for its long hot summers, but sadly this leaves us prone to frequent bushfires and Chinchilla is no different. While much of the area’s rainfall does fall in the summer months, this leads to lush grasses that can easily burn on the hotter 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 appropriate fire tank to help protect you from bushfires.
After a bushfire passes through your property, Southern Cross recommends that you have your water tank tested for water safety if you’re intending to continue using it for potable water. It will remain safe for fire protection or gardening.
The Chinchilla climate
Lying to the west of the Darling Range, Chinchilla has a humid subtropical climate, however its position to the range means it has hotter and drier summers than towns that lie to the east of the range.
Chinchilla typically gets just over 670mm of rain annually, much of which comes in the summer months, with the winters typically being dry and cool.
The weather and soil in Chinchilla is ideal for growers, and Chinchilla has made a name for itself as the Melon Capital of Australia, and is even home to The Big melon. Chinchilla is also home to thriving beef, pork and horticulture industries.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

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

There is over a hundred years of innovation and successful tank design backing every tank we build.
All of our steel bolted tanks include a 10-year warranty.
The farm tank specialists
As specialists in the servicing, setup, design and manufacture of international water storage systems, we take pride in the design and integrity of our farm tanks.

All of our tanks are designed and engineered in-house, and can be engineered for all applications, including high wind and cyclonic areas, and even specific seismic conditions.
Our steel water tanks are suitable for potable water storage, as well as for stock feeding and irrigation.
Over 100 years of experience
The original 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 Chinchilla and Australia like our people do.
Our first Bolted Steel Round Water Tank was built in the late 60’s, and ever since Southern Cross has been home to over half a century of ongoing innovation.
When Squatter Tanks were introduced to Australia, it provided people with a reliable and economical way of storing substantial amounts of water, and several of these tanks still remain to this day.
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 go on to end up being such an iconic Australian brand, still in operation over a hundred years in the future.

Not only does Southern Cross still operate out of Loganholme, we are an Australian owned company, helping Australians from all walks of life, such as irrigators, families, schools and many more.
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, inundating Kawana Way with approximately two and a half million litres of water, resulting in damaging flooding, and even sweeping away a family vehicle.

After this, the site developer reached out to 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.

Chinchilla Tidbits

The town name Chinchilla has no relation to the South American rodent, and is believed to be a corruption of local indigenous word “jinchilla” which translates to cypress pine.
John Gleeson, who used to play for the local Chinchilla Rugby team, went on to captain Queensland and play League tests for Australia.
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