Water Tanks Gladstone

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Gladstone Water Tanks

For more than 100 years, Southern Cross Water have been supplying water tanks Gladstone residents can put faith in.
People of Gladstone can be comfortable knowing that they have the backing of one of Australia’s most iconic companies when it comes to water storage and water solutions.
Due to many people in Queensland being mindful of their water harvesting and water storage needs, many still turn to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their needs.
Gladstone is the world’s fourth largest coal exporting terminal, and the city has become a vital cornerstone of the Queensland economy.

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 most people delight in rainfall, as a result of modern infrastructure like roads and paving, too much rain can cause flash flooding, which may be harmful to homes and the local environment.
Setting up a rainwater tank, with a connected roof gutter system can help reduce the amount of rainwater run-off and help minimise the likelihood of flash flooding.
In 2017 Gladstone experienced flash flooding as cyclone Debbie lashed the coast of Queensland, with many streets and shops flooding, leading to power outages and road closures.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Australia is famous for its long hot summers, but sadly this leaves us vulnerable to regular bushfires and Gladstone is no exception. Although a lot of the area’s rainfall does fall in the summer months, this results in lush grasses that can easily burn on the hotter days.

Fortunately, Southern Cross are the fire tank specialists, and can thoroughly and efficiently fit your property or residence 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 tested 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 Gladstone climate
Gladstone is home to a humid subtropical climate, with hot wetter summers, and dry mild winters. The weather in summer often sits well above 30 degrees, and has never been recorded to dip below freezing.
Gladstone’s annual rainfall comes in at around 880mm a year, slightly lower than many of its coastal Queensland counterparts, but enough that there was enough abundant grass for a cattle industry in the late 1800’s.
Today Gladstone is a mining port, but it also used to boast a significant fishing industry, which has since seen large losses due to diseased fish that began to pop up in 2011.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

Southern cross have supplied top quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians for over 5 decades, and every tank we build comes with a 30+ year design life.

Our water storage tanks are backed by over a hundred years of outstanding tank design and Australian innovation.
All of our steel bolted tanks include a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists
At Southern Cross, we specialise not only in the design and manufacture of world wide water storage systems, but also the installation and service life. We take pride in the integrity and design of our fire storage tanks.
We manufacture, engineer and design every one of our water tanks in house, and we can engineer them for specific applications, including some seismic conditions, and high-wind and cyclonic environments.
We can also design and produce tanks that comply with international fire codes if needed.
Over 100 years of experience
Over a century ago, the first Southern Cross water tank was manufactured by the Griffiths family, after they had experienced success with their Southern Cross windmills in 1903. This gives Southern Cross one-of-a-kind perspective and expertise in dealing with Australian and Gladstone water storage requirements.
Southern Cross has been home to more than 50 years of innovation when it comes to Bolted Steel Round Water Tanks, with our first model being built in the late 60’s.
Squatter Tanks were a revolutionary way for Australians to store vast amounts of water in an effecting and cost-efficient manner – a number of these tanks are still standing 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 almost certainly didn’t know that it would continue 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, servicing Australians from all walks of life, including 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 ruptured, flooding 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 catastrophe, the sites developer turned to Southern Cross to design and construct two new water storage tanks for the site, and the requirements and quality these tanks had to comply to set the benchmark for many subsequent commercial projects.

Gladstone Facts

The Port of Gladstone is Queensland’s largest multi-commodity port and the fifth-largest multi-commodity port in Australia.
Gladstone wasn’t sighted by European settlers until 1802, however 32 years earlier, Captain James Cook’s crew sailed close by the harbour, only under cover of darkness, and it was not recorded.
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