Water Tanks Kuranda

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Kuranda Water Tanks

For over a hundred years, Southern Cross have been designing and building water tanks Kuranda residents can trust.
People of Kuranda know that they have the support of one of Australia’s most recognisable names in water harvesting and water storage solutions.
Many Queensland residents still look to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their water storage needs, because they are mindful of their water storage requirements, and reliability.
A town famous for its Scenic Railway and Skyrail, Kuranda that sits on the beautiful rainforests of the Kuranda National Park.

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.
Installing a rainwater tank, with a connected roof gutter system can help in reducing the amount of rainwater run-off and help reduce the possibility of flash flooding.
Thanks to Kuranda’s elevation, it isn’t at as high of a risk of flood as its neighbours, but the prosperous wet season often causes flash flooding of roads, and for the Barron Falls to overflow with water.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Due to Australia’s climate of long hot summers, bushfires are a continuous danger, and Kuranda is no exception. Despite having much of the rainfall coming in the summer months, this can lead to longer grasses which easily catch alight.

However, Southern Cross are the fire tank experts, and can effectively and proficiently fit your property or residence with a fire tank to help protect you from wildfires.
After a bushfire passes through your property, Southern Cross encourages that you have your water tank tested for water safety if you’re going to continue using it for drinkable water. It will continue to be safe for fire protection or gardening.
The Kuranda climate
Kuranda, much like Cairns, has a tropical monsoon climate, with hot and humid summers, warm winters and plentiful rainfall in the wet season.
However, as there is no dedicated weather station in Kuranda, much of its climate readings are based on Cairns. Nearby towns of Cairns and Port Douglas average around 2000mm of rainfall annually, with more than half of this figure occurring between January and March.
Despite the ideal climate, and a limited coffee plantation, Kuranda has never had a large amount of agriculture, with the town always having been viewed as a tourist destination.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

Southern cross have provided top quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians for over half a century, and every tank we build comes with 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
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 global fire protection industry.
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 global fire codes if called for under special circumstances.
Over 100 years of experience
From the inaugural Southern Cross windmill wheeling off the Toowoomba Foundry line in 1903, and the first Southern Cross Water Tank over 100 years ago, nobody has expertise like we do of dealing with Kuranda 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 50 years of continued innovation.
The first Squatter Tanks provided Australians with effecting and affordable ways of capturing and storing large quantities of water– some of these tanks still endure today!
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.

As an Australian owned brand who still operate out of Loganholme 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, a water storage tank at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital suffered a structural failure, causing the tank to flood the close-by 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 catastrophe, the sites developer looked to Southern Cross to design and fabricate two new water storage tanks for the site, and the requirements and quality these tanks had to comply to set the benchmark for many subsequent commercial projects.

Kuranda Facts

The Kuranda area boasts a rich diversity of animal species including Australia’s largest species of mantids, phasmids, spiders, moths and butterflies, and a nocturnal frog species endemic to the area.