Water Tanks Port Douglas

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Port Douglas Water Tanks

For over a hundred years, Southern Cross have been designing and building water tanks Port Douglas residents can trust.
People from Port Douglas can sleep soundly, knowing they have the support of one of Australia’s most iconic water storage and harvesting companies.
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.
While originally founded as a mining and lumber town, Port Douglas has become much more of a tourist destination than anything else, thanks to its close proximity and easy access to The Great Barrier Reef.

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 lots of folks delight in rainfall, thanks to modern infrastructure like roads and paving, too much rain can cause flash flooding, which may be harmful to homes and the local ecosystem.
By attaching a roof gutter system, and linking it up to a rainwater tank, you can help prevent large amount of storm water run-off and reduce the likelihood of flash flooding.
As with most areas in Northern Queensland, Port Douglas often comes under threat from seasonal tropical cyclones, which can cause widespread flooding and property damage.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Unfortunately the long hot summers in Port Douglas leave it, like much of Australia, vulnerable to wide-spread bushfires. Despite the fact that much of Port Douglas’ rainfall comes in the warmer months, this often results in long grasses which ignite easily.

Fortunately, Southern Cross are the fire tank experts, and can fit your home or commercial space with a fire tank to safeguard your property at the time of wildfires.
After 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. Having said that it will still be safe to use for watering the garden or fire security.
The Port Douglas climate
Port Douglas, much like Cairns, has a tropical monsoon climate, with hot and humid summers, warm winters and plentiful rainfall in the wet season.
Port Douglas averages just over 2000mm of rainfall annually, with more than half of this figure occurring between January and March.
This significant rainfall, and the tropical climate, made Port Douglas a perfect spot for logging for early settlers, supplying plenty of timber to the lumbermill in town, which helped build up the area for nearby miners.

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 households and businesses, and all Southern Cross tanks have a 30+ year design life.

The Southern Cross brand supports Port Douglas families with over a century of innovation and successful tank design.
All of our steel bolted tanks include a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists
At Southern Cross we take pride in the design and quality of our fire tanks. We specialise in the design, manufacture, setup and maintenance of water storage systems for the global fire protection industry.
Every one of our tanks are designed and engineered internally, and may be engineered for all uses, including high wind and cyclonic locations, and even specific seismic conditions.
Under certain circumstances, our tanks can be designed to meet 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 one-of-a-kind perspective and experience in dealing with Australian and Port Douglas 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 fifty years of continued innovation.
When Squatter Tanks were introduced to Australia, it provided individuals with a reliable and economical way of storing substantial amounts of water, and several of these tanks still stand to this day.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

When the Southern Cross brand was born of the Toowoomba Foundry, there was no little chance the Griffiths family could have foreseen the brand going on the become an iconic Australian company, still operation over a hundred years later.

Southern Cross is proud to remain Australian owned and operated, with our head office still located in Loganholme, and assisting all type of Australians, from urban commercial sites, to schools and universities, to farmers, rural families and irrigators.
Reliable in a pinch
In 2015, a water storage tank at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital sustained a structiral failure, causing the tank to flood the close-by Kawana Way with approximately two and a half million litres of water, washing away a family vehicle and causing destruction to the surroundings.
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.

Port Douglas Facts

In 1911, a cyclone so thoroughly ravaged the town, that all but 11 buildings were destroyed, and by 1960, the population had dwindled as low as 100 people.
In 2012, Port Douglas was the best place on the planet to view the 14 November Solar Eclipse, and thousands travelled to Port Douglas to view the event.
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