At Southern Cross we’ve been building and designing water tanks Stanthorpe residents can rely on for over a century.
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.
Despite many people still delighting in rainfall, due to modern infrastructure, like bitumen and concrete, large amounts of rain can build up, causing flash flooding, which can cause damage to homes and the environment.
Due to Australia’s climate of long hot summers, bushfires are a continuous danger, and Stanthorpe is no exception. Despite having much of the rainfall coming in the summer months, this can lead to longer grasses which freely catch alight.
For over half a century, Southern Cross has been providing high top quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians, and all of our tanks have a 30+ year design life.
At Southern Cross we pride ourselves in the design and integrity of our fire tanks. We specialise in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of water storage systems for the international fire protection industry.
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 dealing with towns like Stanthorpe’s water storage needs.
When the first Southern Cross windmill rolled out of the Toowoomba Foundry over a hundred years ago, there was no way the Griffiths family anticipated the brand to grow to become an Australian icon, and still operating in the 21st century.
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 somewhere around two and a half million litres of water, washing away a family vehicle and causing destruction to the surroundings.
The cold dry climate of Stanthorpe was seen as an asset to public health in Queensland, and many tuberculosis sufferers were located there to help ease their symptoms.