Water Tanks Cooktown

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Cooktown Water Tanks

For over a hundred years, Southern Cross have been designing and building water tanks Cooktown residents can trust.
People from Cooktown can sleep soundly, knowing they have the support of one of Australia’s most iconic water storage and harvesting companies.
Many Queensland residents still look to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their water storage needs, because they are mindful of their water storage requirements, and reliability.
With two flights a day making the short trip from Cooktown to Cairns, the town has become a popular tourist destination, as it is in close proximity to Cairns, The Great Barrier Reef and Port Douglas.

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 modernised conveniences such as roads and paving, too much rain can trigger flash flooding, damaging homes and the ecosystem.
Attaching a roof gutter system and a rainwater tank can help reduce the amount of water building up from stormwater run-off, and decrease the likelihood of flash flooding.
In 2014 Tropical Cyclone Ita caused widespread flooding in the Cooktown area, as the town was cut off from the south for days after the Annan River burst its banks.

Sadly the long hot summers in Cooktown leave it, like much of Australia, vulnerable to widespread bushfires. Despite the fact that much of Cooktown’s rainfall comes in the warmer months, this often leads to long grasses which ignite easily.

However, Southern Cross are the fire tank specialists, and can effectively and proficiently fit your property or home with a fire tank to help protect you from wildfires.
If your property is impacted by a bushfire, we recommend that you get your water checked for safety prior to continuing to use it for potable or drinking purposes. The tank will still be suitable for watering gardens or fire protection.
The Cooktown climate
Cooktown hosts a Tropical Savannah climate, with hot wet and humid summers, with drier cooler winters, that unlike much of tropical Australia, still produces occasional light showers due to inland winds.
Cooktown averages just over 1800mm of rainfall a year, but this can heavily vary, with the driest year coming in at just 732mm, and the wettest at a whopping 3128mm. In 1979, Cooktown received 1322mm of rainfall in January alone.
Traditionally founded as a supply port along the Palmer River, Cooktown’s economy today is based around the aviation industry, and agriculture.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

For over half a century, Southern Cross has been providing high quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians, and every one of our tanks have a 30+ year design life.

Our water storage tanks are backed by over a century of winning tank design and Australian innovation.
All of our steel bolted tanks include a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists
At Southern Cross we take pride in the design and integrity of our fire tanks. We are experts in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of water storage systems for the global fire protection industry.
All Southern Cross tanks are engineered and designed in house, and if needed can be engineered for unique locations, including cyclonic or high wind environments, and some seismic conditions.
We can also design and manufacture tanks that comply with international fire codes if needed.
Over 100 years of experience
From the very first Southern Cross windmill coming off the Toowoomba Foundry line in 1903, and the original Southern Cross Water Tank over 100 years ago, nobody has experience like we do of working with Cooktown and Australia’s unique water storage needs.
Southern Cross has been home to over 5 decades of innovation when it comes to Bolted Steel Round Water Tanks, with our first model being built in the late 60s
When the first Squatter Tanks – some of which still stand today – were implemented in Australia, it gave people a reasonably priced and functional way of capturing storing large quantities of water.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

There was not a chance anyone could have forecasted the birth of an Australian icon when the Griffiths family observed the very first windmill roll off the Toowoomba Foundry line over a century ago.

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 commercial sites– even schools and universities.
Reliable in a pinch
Disaster struck the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in 2015, when a water tank built by one of our rivals suffured a devastating structural failure, rupturing the tanks and washing approximately 2.5 million litres of destructive water over Kawana way, even sweeping away a family vehicle.
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 yardstick for many commercial projects from that point to comply with.

Cooktown Facts

Cooktown is so named as it was the first landing sight for the HMS Endeavour where Lieutenant James Cook and his crew stopped to repair their ship, and sighted a Kangaroo for the first time.
In recent years, Cooktown was also given the title of Murder Capital of Australia – a slightly misleading title, as the town had only experienced the three murders, which was inflated by its small population.
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