Water Tanks Gatton

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Gatton Water Tanks

At Southern Cross we’ve been building and designing water tanks Gatton residents can rely on for over a century.

Citizens of Gatton 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 understand their water storage requirements, and due to this, many still turn to a Southern Cross water tank to help them in meeting their water harvesting needs.
In the late 1800’s it was the Grandchester railway that put Gatton on the map. Still resisting the suburban expansion of Brisbane, Gatton is located in the “Salad Bowl” of the Lockyer Valley, with a majority of the local industry consisting of vegetable crops, alongside an ever growing cattle industry.

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 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.

Attaching a roof gutter system and a rainwater tank can help reduce the amount of water accumulating from stormwater run-off, and reduce the possibility of flash flooding.
As recently as 2018 Gatton, along with much of the Lockyer salad bowl, was declared to be in drought conditions, highlighting the importance of rainwater tanks and effective water storage solutions.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

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.

The good news is, Southern Cross are the fire tank experts, and can fit your residence or commercial space with a fire tank to offer protection to your property at the time of wildfires.
If your property is affected by a bushfire, we recommend that you get your water checked for safety before continuing to use it for potable or drinking purposes. The tank will still be appropriate for watering gardens or fire protection.
The Gatton climate

Gatton, like much of the Brisbane and Darling Downs surrounds has a sub-tropical climate, with warm, humid summers, and mild to cold winters.

Much of Gatton’s rainfall comes in the summer months, with more than one third of the total rainfall falling between December and January.
Gatton is considered to be one of the warmest cities in South East Queensland, due in equal parts to its distance from the coast, and its low lying geographical position in the Brisbane valley.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

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.

Our water storage tanks are backed by over a century of successful tank design and Australian innovation.
Every one of our steel bolted tanks include 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 experts in the design, production, installation and servicing of water storage systems for the global fire protection industry.

All Southern Cross tanks are engineered and designed in house, and if required may be engineered for unique locations, including cyclonic or high wind settings, and some seismic conditions.
Southern Cross can also provide tanks that meet international fire codes if needed under special circumstances.
Over 100 years of experience

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.

With the first Bolted Steel Round Water Tank being produced by Southern Cross in the late 60’s, we’ve been a haven for over fifty years of continued innovation.
When the original Squatter Tanks – some of which still endure 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 hundred years ago.

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 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.

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 yardstick for many commercial projects from that point to comply with.

Gatton Factoid

Gatton is home to multiple heritage listed sites, including: the Weeping Mother Memorial, The University of Queensland Gatton Campus and the Boer War Memorial.

Named after the village of Gatton in England, the first post office was built in the town well over 100 years ago, way back in 1866 by a dairyman called Frederick Lloyd.
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