Water Tanks Rockhampton

Southern Cross Water Tanks

• Providing the best quality steel bolted water tanks to Rockhampton for over half a century.
• Highly qualified and experienced tank erection crews
• Top quality mining water tanks, wastewater storage tanks, water treatment tanks, process water tanks and truck fill tanks.
• 30+ year design life
• Minimum 2mm thick galvanised steel

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Rockhampton Water Tanks

For more than 100 years, Southern Cross Water have been supplying water tanks Rockhampton locals can put faith in.

People from Rockhampton can sleep soundly, knowing they have the backing of one of Australia’s most renowned 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 understand their water storage needs, and reliability.

Rockhampton is Queensland’s fourth largest city, and one of the oldest cities in Queensland, founded on the Fitzroy river in the mid 19th century.

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, resulting in flash flooding, which can damage homes, property, and the local ecosystem.

If you install a water tank and link it up to a guttering system, you can help lessen the build up of water from rainwater run off, and reduce the risk of flash flooding.

The Rockhampton area is often affected by cyclones, most recently in 2015 when Tropical Cyclone Marcia hit Rockhampton, damaging homes and powerlines.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Australia is famous for its long hot summers, but sadly this leaves us prone to regular bushfires and Rockhampton is no different. While much of the area’s rainfall does fall in the summer months, this leads to lush grasses that can easily burn on the hotter days.

Southern Cross Water are specialists when it comes to fire tanks, and can install a fire tank for your home or industrial space to help protect your property in case of bushfire.
If a bushfire has passed through your property, it is recommended that you get your water quality tested for safety if you wish to continue using it for household water. However it will still be safe for gardening or fire security.
The Rockhampton climate

Rockhampton has a humid subtropical climate, lying on the Tropic of Capricorn, far enough north to not receive cold fronts, but far enough south not to experience monsoonal weather.

The subtropical climate, and semi-regular cyclones in the are means Rockhampton experiences reasonable levels of rainfall, with more than half of it falling from December to March.
Rockhampton is famed not only for its thriving agriculture industry, thanks to its lush valleys, but also for its plentiful underground gold and mineral deposits.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

Southern Cross have been providing the highest quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians for over five decades, and all of our 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 mining tank specialists

At Southern Cross, we specialise not only in the design and manufacture of Australian mining water storage, but also the installation and service life. We take pride in the integrity and design of our mining water tanks.

Every tank we manufacture is in-house designed and engineered, and can be built for all applications, including specific seismic conditions, and to withstand high-wind and cyclonic areas.
We can also design and manufacture tanks that comply with international process water, or fire codes if needed.
Over 100 years of experience

Im 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 unrivalled experience in handling towns like Rockhampton’s water storage needs.

Southern Cross has been home to over fifty years of innovation when it concerns Bolted Steel Round Water Tanks, with our first model being built in the late 60’s
The first Squatter Tanks provided Australians with effecting and cost effective ways of capturing and storing large quantities of water– some of these tanks still stand to this day!
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

When the Griffiths family developed the Southern Cross brand out of the Toowoomba Foundry, they certainly didn’t know that it would proceed to become such an iconic Australian brand, still operating over a hundred years later.

Southern Cross is proud to be 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 farmers, rural families and irrigators.
Reliable in a pinch

In 2015, a water storage tank at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital suffered a structiral failure, causing the tank to flood the nearby Kawana Way with approximately two and a half million litres of water, washing away a family car and causing damage to the surroundings.

In the wake of this tragedy, the site’s developer turned to Southern Cross to build two new tanks on the site, and the quality of these Southern Cross tanks served to set the standard for many commercial projects from that point forward.

Rockhampton Fact

Rockhampton has had the privilege of several royal visits over the years, being visited by the Duke of Gloucester in 1946, Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip in 1954 and Princess Alexandra in 1959 and 1978.

In the 1960’s, at the peak of the gold rush, Rockhampton was nicknamed the “City of the Three S’s”, of which were “Sin, Sweat, and Sorrow”.
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