Water Tanks Gin Gin

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Gin Gin Water Tanks

At Southern Cross we’ve been building and designing water tanks Gin Gin residents can rely on for over a hundred years.
Gin Gin residents know that they have the backing and support of one of the most iconic names in Australian water storage and water solutions.
Inhabitants of Queensland are mindful of their water storage requirements, and because of this, many have, and still turn to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their water storage needs.
Gin Gin was born of the necessity for there to be an overnight stopover between Rockhampton and Brisbane, and is still often used as a layover point for drivers between the two cities.

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

Despite many people still delighting in rainfall, due to modern infrastructure, like bitumen and concrete, large amounts of rain can build up, causing flash flooding, which can cause damage to homes and the environment.
Attaching a roof gutter system and a rainwater tank can help reduce the amount of water building up from stormwater run-off, and minimise the risk of flash flooding.
In 2013 Gin Gin experienced significant flooding, and as recently as 2017, Gin Gin Creek rose to levels just below those that broke the banks just four years earlier.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Sadly the long hot summers in Gin Gin leave it, similar to much of Australia, vulnerable to extensive bushfires. Even with the fact that much of Gin Gin’s rainfall comes in the warmer months, this often leads to long grasses which ignite easily.

Fortunately, Southern Cross are the fire tank specialists, and can fit your home or industrial space with a fire tank to offer protection to your property at the time of wildfires.
If a bushfire has passed through your property, it is encouraged that you get your water quality examined for safety if you wish to continue using it for household water. Having said that it will still be safe for gardening or fire security.
The Gin Gin climate
Slightly inland, Gin Gin sits on the edge of a humid subtropical climate region. Its summers are wet, warm and humid, and winters are milder and drier without being cold
Clocking in an average of just over 1000mm annual rainfall, much of Gin Gin’s rain falls between December and March – much like many other Queensland towns.
Gin Gin has a two pronged economy, built on sugarcane – like many of its surrounding towns and cities, but also a modest cattle and grazing industry due it its less populous surrounds.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

Southern cross have provided high quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians for over half a century, and every tank we build comes with a 30+ year design life.

There is over a hundred years of innovation and outstanding tank design supporting every tank we build.
Every one of our steel bolted tanks include a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists

We at Southern Cross pride ourselves in the stability and design of our fire storage tanks. We’re experts in the design, manufacture, installation and servicing of water storage systems for the international fire protection industry.

Every one of our tanks are designed and engineered in-house, and may be engineered for all applications, including high wind and cyclonic areas, and even specific seismic conditions.
Southern Cross can also provide tanks that meet international fire codes if called for under special circumstances.
Over 100 years of experience
From the inaugural Southern Cross windmill coming off the Toowoomba Foundry line in 1903, and the original Southern Cross Water Tank over 100 years ago, nobody has expertise like we do of dealing with Gin Gin and Australia’s unique water storage needs.
Southern Cross has been home to over 50 years 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 endure today – were implemented in Australia, it allowed people an inexpensive and practical way of capturing storing large quantities of water.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

When the Southern Cross brand was born of the Toowoomba Foundry, there was no way 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 be Australian owned and operated, with our head office still located in Loganholme, and supporting all manner of Australians, from urban commercial sites, to schools and universities, to farmers, rural families and irrigators.
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 car.

After this disaster, the sites developer looked to Southern Cross to design and fabricate two new water storage tanks for the site, and the requirements and quality these tanks had to comply to set the standard for many subsequent commercial projects.

Gin Gin Local Knowledge

Gin Gin has been referred to as Wild Scotsman country as the bushranger James Alpin MacPherson, otherwise known as The Wild Scotsman was captured just outside the town by the public in 1866.

Gin Gin is famous amongst birdwatchers as it is home to more than 150 species of avian wildlife including Owls, Kingfishers and more.
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