Water Tanks Innisfail

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Innisfail Water Tanks

For water tanks Innisfail can rely on, Southern Cross have been there to supply quality water storage solutions for over a century.
Citizens of Innisfail know that they have the support of one of Australia’s most recognisable names in water collection and water storage solutions.
Inhabitants of Queensland are mindful of their water storage requirements, and because of this, many have, and still look to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their water storage needs.
A true tropical town, Innisfail is known for being one of the wettest towns in Australia, set amongst tropical rainforest on the Johnstone river.

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 most welcome in many areas across Queensland, Innisfail is home to one of the highest annual rainfall totals in Australia, and this can become problematic.
Excessive rain in a short period of time can build up on roads and paving, leading to flash flooding, which can harm houses, property, and the local environment.
The most notable event in recent history was in 2006 when Tropical Cyclone Larry devastated the area, causing damage that the local economy is still struggling to recover from.
Installing a rainwater tank, with a connected roof gutter system can help reduce the amount of rainwater run-off and help decrease the risk of flash flooding.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Due to Australia’s climate of long hot summers, bushfires are a constant danger, and Innisfail is no different. Despite much of the rainfall coming in the summer months, this can result in longer grasses which easily catch alight.

Thankfully, at Southern Cross we consider ourselves specialists when it comes to fire tanks, and we can provide your property or home with an appropriate fire tank to help protect you from bushfires.
After a bushfire travels through your property, Southern Cross advises that you have your water tank checked for water safety if you’re planning to continue using it for household water. It will continue to be safe for fire protection or gardening.
The Innisfail climate
Despite much of Queensland having a Savannah or Sub-Tropical climate, Innisfail is a Tropical Rainforest Climate, resulting in one of the highest annual rainfall averages in the country.
Innisfail typically gets pelted with over 3500mm of rainfall annually, with over 1000mm in a single month not being uncommon, which often results in flooding.
The tropical climate leads to ideal growing conditions for tropical fruits such as bananas, and also a booming sugar cane growing economy in the region. Outer areas of Innisfail also grow pawpaw, tea and other exotic fruits and herbs.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

For more than half a century, we at Southern Cross have supplied premium quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australian families and businesses, and all Southern Cross tanks have a 30+ year design life.

Our water storage tanks are backed by over a century of outstanding tank design and Australian innovation.
All of our steel bolted tanks include a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists

At Southern Cross we pride ourselves in the design and soundness of our fire tanks. We are experts in the design, manufacture, setup and servicing of water storage systems for the global fire protection industry.

We manufacture, engineer and design every one of our water tanks in house, and we can design them for specific applications, including some seismic conditions, and high-wind and cyclonic settings.
Under certain conditions, our tanks can be designed to adhere to additional global fire codes if required.
Over 100 years of experience
The inaugural Southern Cross windmill was manufactured 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 Innisfail and Australia like our people 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 a cutting edge way for Australians to store vast quantities of water in an effecting and cost-efficient manner – some of these tanks are still standing to this day.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

When the first Southern Cross windmill rolled out of the Toowoomba Foundry over an a century ago, there was no way the Griffiths family expected the brand to grow to develop into an Australian icon, and still operating in the 21st century.

Not only does Southern Cross still operate out of Loganholme, we are an Australian owned company, servicing Australians from all walks of life, such as irrigators, families, schools and many more.
Reliable in a pinch

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

After this, the site developer reached out to Southern Cross to engineer and build two new tanks for the site, and the quality of these tanks have become a benchmark for many commercial projects from that point to comply with.

Innisfail Local Facts

The first European settlers arrived in Innisfail thanks to shipwreck, when in 1872 The Maria was wrecked off the coast near the Johnstone river, and survivors made their way to shore.

The second most commonly spoken language in Innisfail after English is Punjabi, with over 300 speakers thanks to a large number of Indian migrants that have moved to the area.
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