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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.