Water Tanks Oakey

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Oakey Water Tanks

For water tanks Oakey can rely on, Southern Cross have been there to supply quality water storage solutions for over a century.
Oakey residents know that they have the backing and support of one of the most iconic names in Australian water storage and water solutions.
The populace of Queensland are mindful of their water storage requirements, and due to this, many still turn to a Southern Cross water tank to aid them in meeting their water harvesting needs.
The locality of Oakey was named after the river oaks that line banks of the creek on which the town is located, the spelling was originally Oaky, before the “E” was added in 1940.

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, too much rain in a short period of time can build up on roads and paving, generating flash flooding, which can damage houses, assets, and the local environment.
Attaching a roof gutter system and a rainwater tank can help reduce the amount of water accumulating from stormwater run-off, and minimise the risk of flash flooding.
In 2011 the town of Oakey flooded, with some 120 homes impacted. This led to an early warning system being installed near the town in 2014.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Unfortunately, due to much of Australia’s climate, bushfires are a steady risk in the long, hot summers, and Oakey is no exception. Despite much of the region’s rains coming in the summer months, the lush grasses and warm days can easily cause brushfires.

Fortunately, Southern Cross are the fire tank professionals, and can thoroughly and efficiently fit your property or residence with a fire tank to help protect you from wildfires.
In the aftermath of a bushfire it is highly recommended to get your water tested for safety if you’re going to be using it for potable or drinking water. However it will still be safe to use for watering the garden or fire security.
The Oakey climate
Oakey, like much of the Toowoomba region is home to a humid subtropical climate meaning that Oakey’s climate varies through the year, ranging from hot, humid and stormy summers to cool, dry and sunny winters.
On average, Oakey receives around 622mm of annual rainfall, slightly less than many of its surrounding towns, but remains green and lush thanks to its proximity to rivers and groundwater.
Because of this, the industry in Oakey has long been rooted in livestock and grain, with a high concentration of cattle feedlots, a stockfeed manufacturer and an abattoir.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

For over half a century, Southern Cross has been supplying high quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians, and all of our tanks have a 30+ year design life.

The Southern Cross brand supports Oakey families with over a century of innovation and successful tank design.
All of our steel bolted tanks include a 10-year warranty.
The farm tank specialists
As specialists in the maintenance, construction, design and manufacture of global water storage systems, we take pride in the design and integrity of our agricultural and cattle tanks.
All Southern Cross tanks are engineered and designed in house, and if needed 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 additional codes if needed.
Over 100 years of experience
From the very first Southern Cross windmill coming 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 working with Oakey and Australia’s unique 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 half a century of continued innovation.
When the original Squatter Tanks – some of which still endure today – were implemented in Australia, it allowed people an economical 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 business, still operation over a hundred years later.

Southern Cross is an Australian owned brand, and we still operate out of Loganholme to this day, servicing Australians from all walks of life, from rural families, to irrigators, to business on commercial sites– even schools and universities.
Reliable in a pinch

Misfortune 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 car.

In the wake of the misfortune, the developer of the University Hospital site enlisted Southern Cross to engineer and manufacture two new water storage tanks for the site, and the high standard engineering for those tanks has since become a benchmark for future commercial projects to comply to.

Oakey Local Knowledge

Oakey has featured often in the long running soap opera Neighbours  with multiple characters in the show heralding from the town, and the season finale of one season being set in the town.

In World Ware II, Oakey became crucial to Australia’s efforts, when aircraft maintenance and construction exceeded the capabilities of Brisbane-based facilities, resulting in some 2000 troops being located in the township