Water Tanks Mackay

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Mackay Water Tanks

For over a hundred years, Southern Cross have been designing and building squatter, fire and liner water tanks Mackay residents can trust.
Citizens of Mackay 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.
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.
Mackay is often nicknamed the sugar capital of Australia, as it is responsible for more than a third of Australia’s sugar production.

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 set up 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 risk of flash flooding.
In 2010 over 60,000 homes lost power when Mackay was ravaged by Tropical Cyclone Ului. Mackay has also seen infrequent, but catastrophic floods.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Unfortunately, as a result of most of Australia’s climate, bushfires are a constant risk in the long, hot summers, and the Mackay region is no exception. Despite much of the region’s rains coming in the summer months, the lush grasses and hot days can easily cause 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 protect you from bushfires.
In the aftermath of a bushfire it is highly recommended to get your water assessed for safety if you’re going to be utilising it for potable or drinking water. However it will still be safe to use for watering the garden or fire security.
The Mackay climate

Mackay has a humid subtropical climate, with hot wet summers with extremely high rainfall, and mild winters, with a very dry spring. The weather in Mackay is warm year round, with temperatures rarely going above 35°C or below 10°C.

On average, over 900mm of rain falls in Mackay’s wet season from January to March, accounting for well over half of its annual rainfall.
Not only is Mackay famous for its sugar production, with over one third of the nation’s total coming from the region, the climate also lends itself to a strong tourism industry due to its many nearby islands and beaches.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

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

Our water storage tanks are supported by over a hundred years of successful tank design and Australian innovation.
All of our steel bolted tanks come with a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists

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

All Southern Cross tanks are engineered and designed in house, and if required can be engineered for unique locations, including cyclonic or high wind locations, and some seismic conditions.
We can also design and produce tanks that adhere to international fire codes if needed.
Over 100 years of experience

In 1903, the original Southern Cross windmill was manufactured by the Griffiths family at the Toowoomba Foundry, and soon after so was the first Southern Cross water tank, leaving us with unparalleled expertise in taking care of towns like Mackay’s 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 ongoing innovation.
When the original Squatter Tanks – some of which still endure today – were implemented in Australia, it gave people a reasonably priced 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 continue on to become such an iconic Australian brand, still in operation over a hundred years 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 companies on industrial sites– even schools and universities.
Reliable in a pinch

Disaster struck the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in 2015, when a water tank built by one of our competitors suffered a devastating structural failure, bursting the tanks and washing approximately 2.5 million litres of destructive water over Kawana way, even sweeping away a family vehicle.

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.

Mackay Tidbits

Mackay has produced numerous successful rugby players, including cross code world cup winner Wendell Sailor, who won world cups with Australia in both the League and Union teams.
Mackay has a whopping 31 beaches within driving distance, all of which are famous for their azure blue water the area is so renowned for,
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