Water Tanks Gympie

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Gympie Water Tanks

For water tanks Gympie can rely on, Southern Cross have been there to supply top-notch water storage solutions for over a century.
People from Gympie can sleep soundly, knowing they have the support of one of Australia’s most iconic water storage and harvesting companies.
Many Queensland residents still turn to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their water storage needs, because they are mindful of their water storage requirements, and reliability.
Famous for its gold field, Gympie is home to over 20,000 Australians. Gympie is located on the Mary River. Originally named Nashville, the town was renamed Gympie after the word gimpi-gimpi, which means “stinging tree.”

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.
If you set up a water tank and link it up to a guttering system, you can help lower the build up of water from rainwater run off, and lessen the possibility of flash flooding.
The Mary River and associated streams and creeks flow through the Gympie region. During periods of high rainfall, parts of the region do experience semi-frequent flooding.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Unfortunately the long hot summers in Gympie leave it, similar to much of Australia, prone to widespread bushfires. Despite the fact that much of Gympie’s rainfall comes in the warmer months, this often results in long grasses which burn easily.

Fortunately, Southern Cross are the fire tank specialists, and can effectively and proficiently fit your property or home with a fire tank to help protect you from wildfires.
After a bushfire it is encouraged to get your water assessed for safety if you’re going to be utilising it for potable or drinking water. Having said that it will still be safe to use for watering the garden or fire security.
The Gympie climate
The city of Gympie is located in a humid subtropical climate region, resulting in warm wet summers, and milder drier winters.
Located just over 50km inland, and on the banks of the Mary River, Gympie receives over 1100mm of rainfall in the average year.
Despite having spent most of its life as a gold rush mining town, Gympie is home to the Macadamia tree, and is likely the origin of the Macadamia plantations in Hawaii.  The region also features a prominent dairy industry.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

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

The Southern Cross name supports Gympie households with over a century of innovation and successful tank design.
Every one 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 quality 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 locations.
Southern Cross can also provide tanks that meet international fire codes if required 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 taking care of towns like Gympie’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 half a century of continued innovation.
Squatter Tanks were a cutting edge way for Australians to store vast amounts of water in an effecting and affordable manner – some of these tanks are still standing to this day.
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.

Southern Cross is proud to be Australian owned and operated, with our head office still located in Loganholme, and assisting all type 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 ruptured, flooding Kawana Way with approximately two and a half million litres of water, causing damaging flooding, and even sweeping away a family car.
Following this tragedy, the site’s developer turned to Southern Cross to construct two 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.

Gympie Local Knowledge

The area that is now known as Gympie was originally settled by Graziers, before James Nash reported the discovery of gold in the area in the midst of an economic downturn in Queensland. The town was originally named Nashville in his honour, and the electoral district is still known as the district of Nash.
What to do in Gympie

The historic cafe and shopping strip on Mary Street is always worth a look, and if history and locomotives are your thing, you should take a ride on the Mary Valley Rattler, which offers a trip back in time, and beautiful scenic views.