At Southern Cross we’ve been building and designing water tanks Gatton residents can rely on for over a century.
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.
Rain is a welcome sight for many people across Queensland, but due to modern conveniences such as roads and paving, too much rain can trigger flash flooding, damaging homes and the ecosystem.
Australia is renowned for its long hot summers, but sadly this leaves us vulnerable to frequent bushfires and Gatton is no different. While much of the area’s rainfall does fall in the summer months, this produces lush grasses that can easily burn on the hotter days.
Gatton, like much of the Brisbane and Darling Downs surrounds has a sub-tropical climate, with warm, humid summers, and mild to cold winters.
For over half a century, Southern Cross has been supplying high quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians, and every one of our tanks have a 30+ year design life.
We at Southern Cross take pride in the integrity and design of our fire storage tanks. We’re experts in the design, production, installation and servicing of water storage systems for the global fire protection industry.
In 1903, the original Southern Cross windmill was manufactured by the Griffiths family at the Toowoomba Foundry, and soon after so was the first Southern Cross water tank, leaving us with unparalleled expertise in dealing with towns like Gatton’s water storage needs.
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 hundred years ago.
When a water tank built by one of our competitors at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital suffered structural failure in 2015, the tank ruptured, flooding Kawana Way with approximately two and a half million litres of water, resulting in damaging flooding, and even sweeping away a family vehicle.
Gatton is home to multiple heritage listed sites, including: the Weeping Mother Memorial, The University of Queensland Gatton Campus and the Boer War Memorial.