Water Tanks Laidley

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Laidley Water Tanks

For more than 100 years, Southern Cross Water have been offering steel water tanks Laidley residents can put faith in.

Laidley locals know that they have the backing and support of one of the most iconic names in Australian 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.

The self proclaimed “Queensland’s Country Garden,” Laidley was originally built around a wagon stop on the main road from Ipswitch to Toowoomba.

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 most people delight in rainfall, thanks to modern infrastructure like roadways and paving, too much rain can cause flash flooding, which may be harmful to homes and the local ecosystem.

If you install a water tank and connect it up to a guttering system, you can help lessen the build up of water from rainwater run off, and minimise the risk of flash flooding.

In 2013 Laidley suffered catastrophic flooding, with much of the town centre, including main roads like Patrick Street being completely underwater, and then in 2018 the area was declared in drought conditions, proving the true volatility of the region’s climate.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Regrettably, due to much of Australia’s climate, bushfires are a constant risk in the long, hot summers, and Laidley is no exception. Despite much of the region’s rains 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 provide your property or home with an appropriate fire tank to help safeguard you from bushfires.
If your property is affected by a bushfire, we reccomend that you get your water assessed 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 Laidley climate
Laidley is home to a subtropical climate, with the summers warm, and the winters mild. The region very rarely experiences days that exceed 40 degrees, or drop below freezing.
Much of Laidley’s rainfall comes in the summer in large falls, with more than one third of the total rainfall falling between December and January.
Laidley has great pride in it’s rich soil which provides a good environment for both graziers and growers, with the region being responsibly for the majority of Australia’s beetroot supply.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

Southern cross have supplied 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 tanks are backed by over 100 years of winning tank design, and Australian innovation.
Every one of our steel bolted tanks include a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists

As specialists in the servicing, setup, design and manufacture of global water storage systems, we take pride in the design and integrity of our fire tanks.

Every one of our tanks are designed and engineered internally, and can be engineered for all uses, including high wind and cyclonic locations, and even specific seismic conditions.
We can also design and produce tanks that adhere to international fire codes if needed.
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 working with Laidley and Australia’s unique water storage needs.

Southern Cross has been home to over 5 decades of innovation when it comes to Bolted Steel Round Water Tanks, with our first model being built in the late 60s
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 created the Southern Cross brand out of the Toowoomba Foundry, they almost certainly didn’t know that it would continue on to end up being such an iconic Australian brand, still in operation over a century later.

Southern Cross is an Australian owned brand, and we still operate out of Loganholme to this day, assisting Australians from all walks of life, from rural families, to irrigators, to business on commercial sites– even schools and universities.
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 car and causing damage to the surroundings.

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 standard for many commercial projects from that point forward.

Laidley Factoid

Das Neumann Haus was built by Prussian settler and master carpenter Hermann Neumann in 1860’s. When the Neumann family lived in the area in the family home was regarded as somewhat of a cultural centre, with Mr Neumann selling furniture out of the home, his wife, Annie Neumann, teaching piano and violin, and later his son Alfred forming a club for young men to discuss music and literature.

The Neumann family gifted the building to the Laidley shire in 1980, and today it serves as a cafe and historical site.
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