Water Tanks Gracemere

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Gracemere Water Tanks

For water tanks Gracemere can rely on, Southern Cross have been there to supply top-notch water storage solutions for over a century.
Gracemere locals know that they have the backing and support of one of the most iconic names in Australian water storage and water solutions.
People in 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.
Today Gracemere functions as a Dormitory Town, servicing the nearby Rockhampton city centre.

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, thanks to modern infrastructure like roads and paving, too much rain can cause flash flooding, which can be harmful to homes and the local ecosystem.
By installing a roof gutter system, and linking 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 February of 2020, many roads in the Gracemere area were closed from flash flooding as over 100mm fell in a 48 hour period.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Australia is renowned for its long hot summers, but sadly this leaves us susceptible to frequent bushfires and Gracemere is no different. While much of the area’s rainfall does fall in the summer months, this produces lush grasses that can easily ignite on the hotter days.

Nevertheless, Southern Cross are the fire tank experts, and can effectively and proficiently fit your property or home with a fire tank to help protect you from wildfires.
If your property is affected by a bushfire, we recommend that you get your water examined for safety prior to continuing to use it for potable or drinking purposes. The tank will still be well-suited for watering gardens or fire protection.
The Gracemere climate
Gracemere has a humid subtropical climate, lying on the Tropic of Capricorn, far enough north to not receive cold fronts, but far enough south not to experience monsoonal weather.
The subtropical climate, and semi-regular cyclones in the are means Gracemere experiences reasonable levels of rainfall, with more than half of it falling from December to March.
Despite most people in Gracemere servicing nearby Rockhampton, the town and surrounding region has a thriving cattle grazing industry.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

For over half a century, Southern Cross has been providing high premium steel bolted storage tanks to Australians, and all of our tanks have a 30+ year design life.

Our water storage tanks are supported by over a hundred years of successful tank design and Australian innovation.
All 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 specialists in the design, manufacture, installation and servicing of water storage systems for the worldwide fire protection industry.
Every tank we construct is in-house designed and engineered, and could be built for all applications, including particular seismic environments, and to endure high-wind and cyclonic areas.
Under certain circumstances, our tanks can be designed to adhere to additional global fire codes if required.
Over 100 years of experience
Over 100 years 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 handling Australian and Gracemere water storage requirements.
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 60’s.
When the original Squatter Tanks – some of which still endure today – were implemented in Australia, it gave 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 little chance the Griffiths family could have anticipated the brand going on the become an iconic Australian company, 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
When a water tank constructed by one of our competitors at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital suffered structural failure in 2015, the tank ruptured, inundating Kawana Way with approximately two and a half million litres of water, causing damaging flooding, and even sweeping away a family vehicle.
In the wake of this tragedy, the site’s developer turned to Southern Cross to construct a pair of new tanks on the site, and the quality of these Southern Cross tanks served to set the benchmark for many commercial projects from that point onward.

Gracemere Facts

Olympic and Commonwealth gold medal winning Cyclists Anna and Kerrie Meares grew up in the locality of Gracemere. The two both now have streets in the town named after them.
As the suffix “mere” is a Scottish term for lake, Gracemere actually translates to Grace’s Lake or Lake Grace, which is the name of an agricultural shire in Western Australia.