Water Tanks Stanthorpe

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Stanthorpe Water Tanks

At Southern Cross we’ve been building and designing water tanks Stanthorpe residents can rely on for over a century.

Citizens of Stanthorpe can feel confident that they have the backing of one of Australia’s most iconic companies when it comes to water storage and water solutions.
The populace of Queensland understand their water storage requirements, and due to this, many still turn to a Southern Cross water tank to support them in meeting their water harvesting needs.
Stanthorpe lies in Queensland’s Granite Belt, and was built on the banks of Pot Creek. Originally founded by tin miners, Stanthorpe roughly translates to Tin Village in latin. Today the area’s predominant export is fruits and vegetables.

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.

Challenges of Water Storage in Stanthorpe

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.

If you set up a water tank and link it up to a guttering system, you can help decrease the build up of water from rainwater run off, and lessen the possibility of flash flooding.
Like much of Australia, Stanthorpe has been suffering from drought conditions, and in 2020 extreme conditions forced the town into full time water carting.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

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.

Southern Cross Water are specialists when it involves fire tanks, and can install a fire tank for your home or industrial space to help safeguard your property in case of bushfire.
If a bushfire has passed through your property, it is highly recommended that you get your water quality checked for safety if you wish to carry on using it for household water. However it will still be safe for gardening or fire protection.
The Stanthorpe climate
Stanthorpe and the surrounding area has a subtropical highland climate,  with a cooler dryer climate than mane of its surrounding regions. In 1961 Stanthorpe recorded the coldest ever temperature in Queensland, at a very chilly -10.6. Stanthorpe has been known to record snowfall deep into colder winters.
Despite the cooler weather, the higher dryer climate possessed by Stanthorpe means it suffers less rainfall than a lot of surrounding regions at just over 750mm annually.
The region’s climate lends itself well to growing fruits and vegetables that survive better in cooler temperatures, including grapes for altar wine being grown in the region since the 1860’s. To this day, Stanthorpe hosts the Australian Small Winemakers Show and the biennial Apple & Grape Harvest Festival.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

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.

Our water storage tanks are supported by over a hundred years of outstanding tank design and Australian innovation.
All 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 integrity of our fire tanks. We specialise in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of water storage systems for the international fire protection industry.

All Southern Cross tanks are engineered and designed in house, and if needed can be engineered for unique locations, including cyclonic or high wind settings, and some seismic conditions.
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 dealing with towns like Stanthorpe’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 haven for over 50 years of continued innovation.
When the first Squatter Tanks – some of which still stand today – were implemented in Australia, it allowed people an economical and practical way of capturing storing large quantities of water.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

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.

Southern Cross is an Australian owned brand, and we still operate out of Loganholme to this day, servicing Australians from all walks of life, from rural families, to irrigators, to companies on commercial sites– even schools and universities.
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 somewhere around two and a half million litres of water, washing away a family vehicle and causing destruction 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 benchmark for many commercial projects from that point onward.

Stanthorpe Fun Facts

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.

This was so successful, that after the First World War, many soldiers who were suffering from mustard gas exposure were resettled in the area, and eventually went on to buy up much of the land and relocate permanently. Due to this there are many areas around Stanthorpe named after WWI battlefields.
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