Water Tanks Tambourine Mountain

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Tambourine Mountain Water Tanks

At Southern Cross we’ve been building and designing water tanks Tambourine Mountain residents can rely on for over a hundred years.
Citizens of Tambourine Mountain know that they have the support of one of Australia’s most recognisable names in water harvesting and water storage solutions.
People in Queensland are mindful of their water storage requirements, and because of this, many have, and still look to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their water storage needs.
Set at the foot of its namesake in Tambourine Mountain, and on the outskirts of the Tambourine National Park, Mount Tambourine was named in 1926 after its post office opened in 1924. It is a popular tourist destination for those living in or visiting the Brisbane or Gold Coast areas.

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 many individuals delight in rainfall, thanks to modern infrastructure like roadways and paving, too much rain can cause flash flooding, which can be harmful to homes and the local environment.
By attaching a roof gutter system, and linking it up to a rainwater tank, you can help prevent large amount of storm water run-off and lessen the risk of flash flooding.
In February of 2020, flash flooding engulfed parts of the Tambourine Mountain region, causing damage to property and the environment.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer
Unfortunately the long hot summers in Tambourine Mountain leave it, like much of Australia, susceptible to wide-spread bushfires. Despite the fact that much of Tambourine Mountain’s rainfall comes in the warmer months, this often results in long grasses which burn easily.
Thankfully, at Southern Cross we consider ourselves experts when it comes to fire tanks, and we can fit your property or home with a sufficient fire tank to help safeguard you from bushfires.
After a bushfire passes through your property, Southern Cross encourages that you have your water tank tested for water safety if you’re intending to continue using it for potable water. It will continue to be safe for fire protection or gardening.
The Tambourine Mountain climate
The climate in Tambourine Mountain is a subtropical highland climate, with the annual rainfall of about 1550mm which falls mainly between December and March.
The Summers in Tambourine Mountain are warm without getting too hot, having never exceeded 40 degrees, and the winters rarely dipping below freezing.
Tambourine Mountain has rich volcanic soil, and the plateau produces rich crops of avocados, kiwifruit, passion fruit, rhubarb, apples and mangoes.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

Southern cross have supplied top quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians for over half a century, and every tank we build comes with a 30+ year design life.

There is over an a century of innovation and successful tank design supporting every tank we build.
Every one of our steel bolted tanks come with 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 Southern Cross tanks are engineered and designed in house, and if called for can be engineered for unique locations, including cyclonic or high wind locations, and some seismic conditions.
Under certain circumstances, our tanks can be designed to adhere to additional international fire codes if required.
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 Tambourine Mountain’s water storage needs.

Our first Bolted Steel Round Water Tank was built in the late 60’s, and since then Southern Cross has been home to more than half a century of continued innovation.
When Squatter Tanks were introduced to Australia, it equipped people with a reliable and economical way of storing substantial amounds of water, and some of these tanks still stand to this day.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

There was not a chance anyone could have predicted the birth of an Australian icon when the Griffiths family watched the very first windmill roll off the Toowoomba Foundry line over a hundred years ago.

Not only does Southern Cross still operate out of Loganholme, we are an Australian owned company, servicing Australians from all walks of life, including irrigators, families, schools and many more.
Reliable in a pinch

Misfortune struck the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in 2015, when a water tank built by one of our rivals suffured a catastrophic structural failure, bursting the tanks and washing approximately 2.5 million litres of destructive water over Kawana way, even sweeping away a family vehicle.

After this catastrophe, the sites developer looked to Southern Cross to design and fabricate two new water storage tanks for the site, and the requirements and quality these tanks had to conform to set the requirement for many subsequent commercial projects.

Tambourine Mountain Local Knowledge

Tambourine Mountain consists of three smaller villages;  North Tamborine, Eagle Heights and Mount Tamborine.

The Tambourine Mountain National Park provides habitat for 85% of all fauna species and 65% of all flora species in the Scenic Rim Regional Council area.
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