Water Tanks Palm Island

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Palm Island Water Tanks

At Southern Cross we’ve been building and designing water tanks Palm Island residents can rely on for over a hundred years.
People from Palm Island can sleep soundly, knowing they have the support of one of Australia’s most iconic water storage and harvesting companies.
Many Queensland residents still look to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their water storage needs, because they are mindful of their water storage requirements, and reliability.
Palm Island is a locality made up of 16 islands off the coast of Queensland, north of Ingham and Townsville. The islands were named by James Cook as he passed by on his first voyage. Great Palm Island is the only full time populated island in the group.

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 harm homes, property, and the local ecosystem.
Setting up a rainwater tank, with a connected roof gutter system can help in reducing the amount of rainwater run-off and help reduce the possibility of flash flooding.
As with many islands, the biggest threat to Great Palm Island is tides during a cyclone.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer
Due to Australia’s climate of long hot summers, bushfires are a constant threat, and despite being in the middle of the ocean, Palm Island is no different. Even with much of the rainfall coming in the summer months, this can lead to longer grasses which freely catch alight.
However, Southern Cross are the fire tank specialists, 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 encouraged to get your water tested 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 Palm Island climate
The island group lies in the tropical zone, and experience a tropical monsoon climate, and as such is vulnerable to cyclones.
In March 1997 Cyclone Justin passed over the Cairns coastline and remained near Great Palm Island causing a great deal of flash flooding. The island receives plenty of year round rainfall.
The major economic sector on Great Palm Island is tourism, but due to a lack of other sectors, there is an unemployment rate of over 50%.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

For more than half a century, we at Southern Cross have produced top quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australian families and companies, and all Southern Cross tanks have a 30+ year design life.

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

We at Southern Cross take pride in the stability and design of our fire storage tanks. We’re experts in the design, manufacture, installation and servicing of water storage systems for the worldwide fire protection industry.

We manufacture, engineer and design every one of our water tanks in house, and we can engineer them for specific applications, including some seismic conditions, and high-wind and cyclonic locations.
Under certain conditions, our tanks can be designed to comply with additional global fire codes if required.
Over 100 years of experience

Over 100 years ago, the first Southern Cross water tank was manufactured by the Griffiths family, after they had experienced success with their Southern Cross windmills in 1903. This gives Southern Cross unique perspective and expertise in dealing with Australian and Palm Island water storage requirements.

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 50 years of continued innovation.
Squatter Tanks were a cutting edge way for Australians to store vast quantities of water in an effecting and cost-efficient manner – some of these tanks are still standing to this day.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

There was not a chance anyone could have forecast the birth of an Australian icon when the Griffiths family watched the very first windmill roll off the Toowoomba Foundry line over a century ago.

Not only does Southern Cross still operate out of Loganholme, we are an Australian owned company, servicing Australians from all walks of life, including irrigators, families, schools and many more.
Reliable in a pinch

In 2015 at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, a water tank built by one of our rivals suffered a structural failure, triggering the tank to burst, flooding approximately 2.5 million litres of water to flood Kawana Way, causing damage, and even washing away a family vehicle.

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 measure for future commercial projects to comply to.

Palm Island Local Knowledge

Despite being a small island, the steep forested mountains rise to a peak of 548 metres above sea level.
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