Water Tanks Longreach

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Longreach Water Tanks

For over a century, Southern Cross have been designing and building water tanks Longreach residents can trust.
People of Longreach can feel confident that they have the backing of one of Australia’s most iconic companies when it comes to water storage and water solutions.
People in Queensland are mindful of their water storage needs, and because of this, many have, and still count on a Southern Cross water tank to assist in meeting their water storage needs.
Home to the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Longreach has a long history of Australian agriculture since being Gazetted in 1887 on lands traditionally inhabited by the Iningai people.

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 accumulate, causing flash flooding, which can cause harm to houses and the environment.
If you install a water tank and link it up to a guttering system, you can help lessen the build up of water from rainwater run off, and reduce the risk of flash flooding.
In February of 2013, Longreach experienced widespread flooding, as  87 millimetres of rain fell in just one morning, causing roads to close, and flooding in the cemetery and many backyards.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

As a result of Australia’s climate of long hot summers, bushfires are a constant risk, and Longreach is no exception. Despite much of the rainfall coming in the summer months, this can lead to longer grasses which easily catch alight.

Fortunately, Southern Cross are the fire tank specialists, and can fit your home or commercial space with a fire tank to protect your property at the time of wildfires.
If your property is affected by a bushfire, we recommend that you get your water tested for safety before continuing to use it for potable or drinking purposes. The tank will still be suitable for watering gardens or fire protection.
The Longreach climate
Longreach has a hot semi-arid climate, with hot summers with warm nights, and warm dry winters with cooler evenings.
The heat and dry of the Longreach region results in very low rainfall, averaging a pitiful 433mm annually, with no month averaging more than 80mm of rainfall.
Despite the low rainfall, the town’s relative location to the Thomson River, and the long reaching grassy plains have long made the area ideal for pastoralists and graziers with herds of sheep and cattle common in the area.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

Southern cross have provided top quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians for over 50 years, and every tank we build comes with a 30+ year design life.

Our tanks are supported by over one hundred years of successful tank design, and Australian innovation.
All of our steel bolted tanks come with a 10-year warranty.
The mining tank specialists
We at Southern Cross take pride in the integrity and design of our mining tanks. We’re experts in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of water storage systems for the Australian mining industry.
Every one of our tanks are designed and engineered in-house, and can be engineered for all applications, including high wind and cyclonic locations, and even specific seismic conditions.
We can also design and manufacture tanks that comply with international process water, or fire codes if needed.
Over 100 years of experience
From the very first Southern Cross windmill rolling 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 Longreach and Australia’s unique water storage needs.
With the first Bolted Steel Round Water Tank being produced by Southern Cross in the late 60’s, we’ve been a sanctum for over half a century of continued innovation.
When the original Squatter Tanks – some of which still stand today – were implemented in Australia, it allowed people an affordable and functional way of capturing storing large quantities of water.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

When the Griffiths family created the Southern Cross brand out of the Toowoomba Foundry, they surely didn’t know that it would proceed to become such an iconic Australian brand, still in 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 nearby Kawana Way with approximately two and a half million litres of water, washing away a family car and causing damage to the surroundings.

After this disaster, the sites developer turned to Southern Cross to design and manufacture two new water storage tanks for the site, and the requirements and quality these tanks had to comply to set the standard for many subsequent commercial projects.

Longreach Local Knowledge

Popular Australian comedian Carl Barron was born and raised in Longreach.
Longreach is home to both the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, and the QANTAS Founder’s Museum, a monument to the history of Australia’s national airline.