Water Tanks Malanda

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Malanda Water Tanks

For more than 100 years, Southern Cross Water have been offering water tanks Malanda residents can put faith in.
Malanda 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.
Almost synonymous with the dairy industry in North Queensland, Malanda started as a small mining town in the early 1900s, that slowly blossomed into an agricultural district.

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 rain is appreciated in many areas across Queensland, excessive rain in a short period of time can build up on roads and paving, resulting in flash flooding, which can endanger homes, assets, and the local ecosystem.
Installing a roof gutter system and a rainwater tank can help reduce the amount of water accumulating from stormwater run-off, and minimise the possibility of flash flooding.
In 2015 Malanda residents were stunned as nearly 300mm of rain fell in less than 24 hours, causing the Johnstone River to break its banks, causing the worst flooding in the area for almost half a century.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Australia is well-known for its long hot summers, but sadly this leaves us susceptible to regular bushfires and Malanda is no different. Although much of the area’s rainfall does fall in the summer months, this leads to lush grasses that can easily ignite on the hotter days.

Southern Cross Water are professionals when it comes to fire tanks, and can install a fire tank for your home or industrial space to help safeguard your proterty in case of bushfire.
If a bushfire has passed through your property, it is encouraged that you get your water quality examined for safety if you wish to continue using it for household water. Having said that it will still be safe for gardening or fire security.
The Malanda climate
The climate region in Malanda is defined as humid subtropical or mild temperate, resulting in year round warm temperatures, and long humid summers.
Malanda receives significant annual rainfall, averaging just above 2000mm, thanks to a plentiful wet season from November to April.
Thanks to the significant rainfall, the area around Malanda is ideal for dairy farming, as there is plenty of greenery in the area most of the year round.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

Southern Cross have been providing the best quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians for over 50 years, and all of our tanks have a 30 + year design life.

Our water storage tanks are backed by over a century of winning tank design and Australian innovation.
Every one of our steel bolted tanks include a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists
We at Southern Cross pride ourselves in the stability and design of our fire storage tanks. We’re specialists in the design, production, installation and servicing of water storage systems for the global fire protection industry.
We manufacture, engineer and design all of our water tanks in house, and we can engineer them for specific applications, including some seismic conditions, and high-wind and cyclonic settings.
Southern Cross can also provide tanks that meet global fire codes if required under special circumstances.
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 dealing with towns like Malanda’s water storage needs.
In the late 60’s, we built the first Bolted Steel Round Water Tank, and have welcomed over half a centuty of innovation and development since then.
When the first Squatter Tanks – some of which still stand today – were implemented in Australia, it allowed people an affordable and practical way of capturing storing large quantities of water.
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 company, 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 at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, a water tank built by one of our competitors experienced a structural failure, leading the tank to burst, flooding approximately 2.5 million litres of water to flood Kawana Way, causing destruction, and even washing away a family car.

After this, the site developer contacted 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.

Malanda Facts

The Grand Grand Ballroom and Staircase in the Malanda Hotel is claimed to be the largest wooden structure in Australia