Water Tanks Proserpine

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Proserpine Water Tanks

For over a hundred years, Southern Cross have been designing and building water tanks Proserpine residents can trust.
Proserpine locals know that they have the backing and support of one of the most iconic names in Australian water storage and water solutions.
Many Queensland residents still turn to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their water storage needs, because they are mindful of their water storage requirements, and reliability.
Proserpine is the gateway to the Whitsunday Region and to the Great Barrier Reef, with flights and trains from Cairns and Brisbane connecting in the town, and supplementing its tourism industry.

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

Whilst less of a luxury in Proserpine, rain is still a welcome sight for many people across Queensland, but as a result of modern conveniences such as roads and paving, excessive rain can trigger flash flooding, endangering homes and the 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 moderate the likelihood of flash flooding.
Due to regular cyclonic conditions,  in 2013 a community cyclone shelter was built to house up to 800 people in time of an emergency.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Regrettably, thanks to much of Australia’s climate, bushfires are a constant risk in the long, hot summers, and Proserpine is no different. Despite much of the region’s rains coming in the summer months, the lush grasses and warm days can easily cause brushfires in the following months.

The good news is, Southern Cross are the fire tank experts, and can fit your residence or industrial space with a fire tank to safeguard your property at the time of wildfires.
If a bushfire has passed through your property, it is encouraged that you get your water quality checked for safety if you intend to continue using it for household water. Having said that it will still be safe for gardening or fire security.
The Proserpine climate

Proserpine has a dry-winter humid subtropical climate, much like Mackay leading to warm temperatures year round, with hot wet summers, and dry warm winters.

Almost two thirds of Proserpine’s rainfall comes between January and March, leading to plentiful water resources for dams and rainwater tanks.
The location and climate of Proserpine lends itself heavily to tourism, but one of the largest industries in the area is sugar growing, which the climate is ideal for. The Annual Harvest festival heralds the end of the sugar crushing season.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

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

The Southern Cross brand supports Proserpine families with over a hundred years of development and successful tank design.
Every one of our steel bolted tanks come with a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists

At Southern Cross we pride ourselves in the design and soundness of our fire tanks. We are experts in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance 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 design them for specific applications, including some seismic conditions, and high-wind and cyclonic settings.
Southern Cross can also provide tanks that meet international 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 taking care of towns like Proserpine’s water storage needs.

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 people with an effective and affordable way of storing large amounts of water, and some of these tanks still remain to this day.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

There was no way anyone could have predicted 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.

Southern Cross is proud to remain Australian owned and operated, with our head office still located in Loganholme, and assisting all manner of Australians, from urban commercial sites, to schools and universities, to growers, rural families and irrigators.
Reliable in a pinch

Disaster struck the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in 2015, when a water tank built by one of our rivals suffered a catastrophic structural failure, rupturing the tanks and washing approximately 2.5 million litres of destructive water over Kawana way, even sweeping away a family vehicle.

In the wake of the disaster, 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.

Proserpine Tidbits

Proserpine is mentioned in the popular – and often parodied – “I’ve Been Everywhere Man,” by Geoff Mack
The Dittmer gold mine, closed since the 1960’s, is home to the largest gold find in the Whitsundays. Recreational prospecting still occurs in the area.
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