Water Tanks Hervey Bay

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Hervey Bay Water Tanks

At Southern Cross we’ve been building and designing water tanks Hervey Bay residents can rely on for over a hundred years.

People of Hervey Bay can feel confident 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.

A city built on Tourism, Hervey Bay is made up of several smaller settlements that joined as the areas population continued to flourish.

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 rain is greeted with optimism in many areas across Queensland, too much rain in a short period of time can build up on roads and paving, causing flash flooding, which can harm houses, assets, and the local ecosystem.
If you install 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.
Heavy rainfall in Hervey Bay is common, and the area is often threatened by tropical cyclones. Cyclone Oswald in 2013 caused significant damage to homes and property in the area.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Regrettably, due to much of Australia’s climate, bushfires are a constant risk in the long, hot summers, and Hervey Bay is no different. Despite much of the region’s rains coming in the summer months, the lush grasses and warm days can quickly result in brushfires.

Thankfully, at Southern Cross we consider ourselves specialists when it comes to fire tanks, and we can fit your property or home with an appropriate fire tank to help safeguard you from bushfires.
If your property is affected 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 appropriate for watering gardens or fire protection.
The Hervey Bay climate
Hervey Bay has a mild humid subtropical climate, with summers very rarely reaching 35 degrees, and winter even less frequently dropping below freezing.
The wet season in the summer months in Hervey Bay is responsible for much of its rainfall, though it does experience steady falls throughout the year.
The pleasant and warm climate in Hervey Bay makes it a favourable tourist hotspot, with whale watching and fishing common in the area, and the Ferry to Fraser Island leaving from the city.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

For over fifty years, Southern Cross has been supplying high quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians, and every one of our tanks have a 30+ year design life.

There is over an a century of innovation and successful tank design backing every tank we build.
Every one of our steel bolted tanks come with a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists

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

All Southern Cross tanks are engineered and designed in house, and if required can be engineered for unique locations, including cyclonic or high wind settings, and some seismic conditions.
Under certain conditions, our tanks can be designed to meet additional international fire codes if required.
Over 100 years of experience
The first Southern Cross windmill was produced in the Toowoomba Foundry in 1903, and not far behind was the first Southern Cross water tank, meaning nobody knows the unique storage needs of Hervey Bay and Australia like we do.
Southern Cross has been home to more than 5 decades 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 an innovative way for Australians to store vast amounts of water in an effecting and economical 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 become such an iconic Australian brand, still in operation over a hundred years in the future.

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 growers, rural families and irrigators.
Reliable in a pinch

In 2015 at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, a water tank built by one of our competitors suffered a structural failure, leading the tank to burst, flooding somewhere around 2.5 million litres of water to flood Kawana Way, causing destruction, and even washing away a family vehicle.

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 conform to set the requirement for many future commercial projects.

Hervey Bay Local Knowledge

Hervey Bay is considered to be the Whale Watching Capital of Australia, and thanks to conservation efforts, whale numbers in the area have grown from approximately 2000 in 1992 to around 33,000 today!

In October 2019, Hervey Bay was named the First Whale Heritage Site in the world by the World Cetacean Alliance, an organisation dedicated to the survival and flourishing of wild whale species.
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