Water Tanks Sunshine Coast

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Sunshine Coast Water Tanks

For over a hundred years, Southern Cross have been designing and building water tanks Sunshine Coast residents can trust.

People of Sunshine Coast know that they have the support of one of Australia’s most recognisable names in water harvesting and water storage solutions.

Due to many people in Queensland being mindful of their water harvesting and water storage needs, many still turn to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their needs.

The Sunshine Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia, and as the residential and retail sectors have experienced booms, the local agriculture has either closed down, or moved to the outer reaches of the region. The region is now the 9th most populous in the country.

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

Rain is a refreshing sight for most people across Queensland, but as a result of modernised conveniences like as roads and paving, large amounts of rain can bring about flash flooding, damaging homes and the ecosystem.

Attaching a roof gutter system and a rainwater tank can help reduce the amount of water building up from stormwater run-off, and decrease the likelihood of flash flooding.

A built up area with an impressive amount of rainfall, Sunshine Coast is susceptible to frequent flash floods in the wet season, with many roads often closing or resembling rivers, as water that cannot soak into the soil runs away.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Sadly the long hot summers in Sunshine Coast leave it, like much of Australia, susceptible to wide-spread bushfires. Despite the fact that much of Sunshine Coast’s rainfall comes in the warmer months, this often results in long grasses which ignite easily.

Fortunately, Southern Cross are the fire tank experts, and can effectively and proficiently fit your property or residence with a fire tank to help protect you from wildfires.
After a bushfire it is recommended to get your water examined for safety if you’re going to be using it for potable or drinking water. Having said that it will still be safe to use for watering the garden or fire security.
The Sunshine Coast climate

Typical of South East Queensland, Sunshine Coast sits in a humid subtropical climate zone, with warm humid summers, and more mild winters. The Sunshine Coast doesn’t have a dry season, so much as a wet season and a wetter season.

This year round consistent rainfall results in an impressive 1478mm of average annual rainfall in Sunshine Coast, with at least 50mm falling on average each month.
Thirty-six percent of the Sunshine Coast region is used for agriculture purposes, which ranges from poultry, to strawberries, to dairy, the three of which make up 60% of the area’s agricultural output.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

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

There is over a hundred years of innovation and successful tank design backing every tank we build.
Every one of our steel bolted tanks include a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists

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

All of our tanks are designed and engineered in-house, and may be engineered for all uses, including high wind and cyclonic locations, and even specific seismic conditions.
Tanks that comply to additional global fire codes could be designed and supplied to certain customer requirements.
Over 100 years of experience

The first Southern Cross windmill was manufactured in the Toowoomba Foundry in 1903, and not far behind was the first Southern Cross water tank, meaning nobody knows the extraordinary storage needs of Sunshine Coast and Australia like we do.

In the late 60’s, we built the first Bolted Steel Round Water Tank, and have embraced over half a century of innovation and development since then.
Squatter Tanks were an innovative way for Australians to store vast amounts of water in an effecting and cost-efficient manner – some of these tanks are still standing to this day.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

When the Griffiths family created the Southern Cross brand out of the Toowoomba Foundry, they almost certainly didn’t know that it would continue on to become such an iconic Australian brand, still in operation over a century later.

Not only does Southern Cross still operate out of Loganholme, we are an Australian owned company, helping Australians from all walks of life, including irrigators, families, schools and many more.
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 vehicle and causing destruction to the surroundings.

After this disaster, the sites developer looked to Southern Cross to design and construct two new water storage tanks for the site, and the requirements and quality these tanks had to comply to set the standard for many future commercial projects.

Sunshine Coast Local Knowledge

In the early 1800’s, three former convicts lived with the Kabi Kabi first nations people for eight months after becoming hopelessly lost while searching for cedar.

Despite being affectionately known as the Sunshine Coast, the area experiences over 100 days of rainfall on average each year.