Water Tanks Gordonvale

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Gordonvale Water Tanks

For over a century , Southern Cross have been designing and building water tanks Gordonvale residents can trust.
People from Gordonvale can sleep soundly, knowing they have the support of one of Australia’s most iconic water storage and harvesting companies.
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.
Located just south of Cairns, in the shadow of Walsh’s Pyramid and on the banks of the Mulgrave River, Gordonvale is home to a strong sugar cane growing 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

Rain is a welcome sight for many people across Queensland, but due to modernised conveniences such as roads and paving, large amounts of rain can trigger flash flooding, harming homes and the ecosystem.
By installing a roof gutter system, and connecting it up to a rainwater tank, you can help prevent large amount of storm water run-off and minimise the risk of flash flooding.
In the storms in early 2018, the Mugrave River Campground flooded so much that campers were forced to retreat to the roofs of their vehicles
Bushfires and the Australian Summer
Sadly the long hot summers in Gordonvale leave it, like much of Australia, prone to widespread bushfires. Despite the fact that much of Gordonvale’s rainfall comes in the warmer months, this often results in long grasses which ignite easily.
Fortunately, Southern Cross are the fire tank experts, and can effectively and efficiently fit your property or residence with a fire tank to help protect you from wildfires.
If a bushfire has passed through your property, it is encouraged that you get your water quality tested for safety if you wish to continue using it for household water. Having said that it will still be safe for gardening or fire protection.
The Gordonvale climate
Gordonvale hosts a tropical climate, with temperatures hovering around 30 degrees all year round, and hot wet summers followed by warm dry winters.
Much like Cairns, Gordonvale experiences monsoonal weather which accounts for most of its rainfall, coming in at just under 3000mm of precipitation annually.
Gordonvale is a sugar growing town, infamous for being the site of the introduction of the cane toad.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

For over fifty years, Southern Cross has been supplying high premium steel bolted storage tanks to Australians, and every one of our tanks have a 30+ year design life.
Our tanks are backed by over 100 years of winning 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 pride ourselves in the stability and design of our fire storage tanks. We’re experts in the design, production, installation and servicing of water storage systems for the international fire protection industry.

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 locations.
Under certain circumstances, our tanks can be designed to adhere to additional international fire codes if required.
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 experience in dealing with towns like/ townname/’s water storage needs.
In the late 60’s, we built the first Bolted Steel Round Water Tank, and have welcomed over half a centuty of innovation and development since then.
The first Squatter Tanks provided Australians with effecting and economical ways of capturing and storing large amounts of water– some of these tanks still endure today!
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

When the Southern Cross brand was born of the Toowoomba Foundry, there was no little chance the Griffiths family could have foreseen the brand going on the become an iconic Australian business, still operation over a hundred years later.

As an Australian owned brand who still operate out of Loganholme to this day, Southern Cross is proud to help all manner of Australians with their water storage needs, from farms and irrigators to commercial sites and mine projects.
Reliable in a pinch

Misfortune struck the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in 2015, when a water tank built by one of our competitors 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.

In the wake of the misfortune, the developer of the University Hospital site enlisted Southern Cross to engineer and manufacture two new water storage tanks for the site, and the high standard engineering for those tanks has since become a measure for future commercial projects to comply to.

Gordonvale Local Facts

Gordonvale has undergone multiple identity crises in its time, originally named Mulgrave, after the river it was built on, before having the name changed to Nelson, and finally to Gordonvale, after John Gordon, a butcher, dairyman, grazier and early director in the region

Initially it was called Mulgrave and then Nelson, until the name Gordonvale was chosen as a tribute to John Gordon, a pioneer in the district who was a butcher, dairyman and grazier and early director
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