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