Water Tanks Kingaroy

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Kingaroy Water Tanks

Kingaroy is a rural town and locality in the South Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia. It is known as the “Peanut Capital of Australia” because Australia’s largest peanut processing plant is located in the town and peanut silos dominate the skyline.
For water tanks Kingaroy can rely on, Southern Cross have been there to supply reliable water storage solutions for over a century.
People from Kingaroy 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 demands, and because of this, many have, and still turn to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their water storage needs.

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 install a water tank and connect it up to a guttering system, you can help minimise the build up of water from rainwater run off, and decrease the likelihood of flash flooding.
In 2021 intense rainfall reported as a severe rain event caused severe flooding in parts of the new Kingaroy Hospital.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Unfortunately, as a result of much of Australia’s climate, bushfires are a steady risk in the long, hot summers, and Kingaroy is no different. Despite most of the region’s rainfall coming in the summer months, the lush grasses and hot days can easily result in brushfires.

Thankfully, at Southern Cross we consider ourselves specialists when it concerns fire tanks, and we can fit your property or home with a sufficient fire tank to help protect you from bushfires.
After a bushfire travels through your property, Southern Cross encourages that you have your water tank checked for water safety if you’re intending to continue using it for drinkable water. It will remain safe for fire protection or gardening.
The Kingaroy climate
The Kingaroy region has a humid subtropical climate with warm to hot summers and cool to cold winters.
The annual average rainfall in Kingaroy is over 775mm, with the majority of it falling during the summer months. Frost is common from June to August, and remarkably light snow fell in July 1959.
These conditions have traditionally greatly assisted strong peanut and navy bean industries, but there are many other crops in the Kingaroy area, including grapes, wheat, maize, sunflowers, citrus fruits and duboisia.

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 households and companies, and all Southern Cross tanks have a 30+ year design life.

Our tanks are backed by over a century of successful tank design, and Australian innovation.
Every one of our steel bolted tanks include a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists

At Southern Cross we take pride in the design and soundness of our fire tanks. We are experts in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of water storage systems for the international fire protection industry.

We produce, 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 settings.
Under certain conditions, our tanks can be designed to meet additional international 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 extraordinary storage needs of Kingaroy and Australia like our people do.

In the late 60’s, we built the first Bolted Steel Round Water Tank, and have embraced over half a century of innovation and improvement since then.
When the first Squatter Tanks – some of which still endure today – were implemented in Australia, it allowed people an economical and functional way of capturing storing large quantities of water.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

There was no way anyone could have forecast the birth of an Australian icon when the Griffiths family watched the very first windmill roll off the Toowoomba Foundry line over a hundred years ago.

As an Australian owned brand who still operate out of Murarrie 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
In 2015 at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, a water tank built by one of our competitors experienced a structural failure, triggering the tank to rupture, flooding somewhere around 2.5 million litres of water to flood Kawana Way, causing destruction, and even washing away a family vehicle.
In the wake of this tragedy, the site’s developer turned to Southern Cross to build 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.

Kingaroy Local Knowledge

The origin of the name Kingaroy is usually claimed to be derived from the Wakka Wakka Aboriginal word for ‘Red Ant’. The local Kingaroy Rugby League football team is known as “the Red Ants” and a Red Ant features on the old Kingaroy Shire coat of arms.

Kingaroy is also well known as the home town of former Premier of Queensland, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen.
What to do in Kingaroy

Although the weather is great all year round, Autumn is widely considered the best season to Kingaroy. That’s when the temperature starts to dip and the leaves change colour, making the countryside even more picturesque and cosy nights by the fire all the more appealing.

Make sure to enjoy the local wineries and food, and also the waterfalls nearby if you stop off in Kingaroy.