Water Tanks Highfields

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Highfields Water Tanks

For over a hundred years, Southern Cross have been designing and building water tanks Highfields residents can trust.
People from Highfields can sleep soundly, knowing they have the support of one of Australia’s most iconic water storage and harvesting companies.
Inhabitants of 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.
The town of Highfields takes its name from the historic Highfields Pastoral Run, located north of the town, which saw use as early as the 1860s.

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 refreshing sight for many across Queensland, but as a result of modernised conveniences like roads and paving, large amounts of rain can trigger flash flooding, harming homes and the ecosystem.
Attaching a roof gutter system and a rainwater tank can help reduce the amount of water accumulating from stormwater run-off, and decrease the possibility of flash flooding.
When cyclones and storms pass through the Toowoomba region, roads and amenities around Highfields are often closed due to flooding.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Unfortunately, thanks to most of Australia’s climate, bushfires are a constant risk in the long, hot summers, and Highfields is no different. Despite most of the region’s rainfall coming in the summer months, the lush grasses and warm days can easily result in brushfires.

Southern Cross Water are specialists when it comes to fire tanks, and can install a fire tank for your home or industrial space to help protect your property in case of bushfire.
After a bushfire it is advised to get your water assessed for safety if you’re going to be using it for potable or drinking water. However it will still be safe to use for watering the garden or fire security.
The Highfields climate
The climate in Highfields is considered an oceanic region, despite this being typically associated with localities much further south. This is thanks to the elevation of the region.
The rainfall at Highfields averages a more than reasonable 916mm annually, with a typically warm and temperate climate.
This steady rainfall and mild weather lent itself to making Highfields an ideal town for grazing livestock, and the growing of agriculture.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

For more than half a century, we at Southern Cross have produced high quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australian households and companies, and all Southern Cross tanks have a 30+ year design life.

Our tanks are backed by over 100 years of winning tank design, and Australian innovation.
All of our steel bolted tanks include a 10-year warranty.
The farm tank specialists
We at Southern Cross pride ourselves in the integrity and design of our farm tanks. We’re specialists in the design, production, installation and servicing of water storage systems for Australia’s agriculture industry.
All Southern Cross tanks are engineered and designed in house, and if called for can be engineered for unique locations, including cyclonic or high wind environments, and some seismic conditions.
Under certain conditions, our tanks can be designed to adhere to additional codes if required.
Over 100 years of experience
From the inaugural Southern Cross windmill coming off the Toowoomba Foundry line in 1903, and the first Southern Cross Water Tank over 100 years ago, nobody has experience like we do of dealing with Highfields and Australia’s unique water storage needs.
Our first Bolted Steel Round Water Tank was built in the late 60’s, and since then Southern Cross has been home to more than half a century of ongoing innovation.
Squatter Tanks were an innovative way for Australians to store vast quantities 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 Southern Cross brand was born of the Toowoomba Foundry, there was no way 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 supporting all type of Australians, from urban commercial sites, to schools and universities, to growers, rural families and irrigators.
Reliable in a pinch

In 2015, a water storage tank at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital sustained a structiral failure, causing the tank to flood the nearby Kawana Way with somewhere around two and a half million litres of water, washing away a family vehicle and causing damage to the surroundings.

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 standard for future commercial projects to comply to.

Highfields Local Knowledge

The Highfields Pioneer Historical Village is home to a large collection of vintage Australian machinery, along with a range of historic Southern Cross products.

In the 70’s, attempting to cash in on the craze of Australia’s Big Things, the Big Cow was constructed in Highfields. In the passing years the cow fell into disrepair, and is now being maintained and restored at the Highfields Pioneer Historical Village.
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