Water Tanks Yeppoon

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Yeppoon Water Tanks

For water tanks Yeppoon can rely on, Southern Cross have been there to supply reliable water storage solutions for over a century.
People from Yeppoon can sleep soundly, knowing they have the support of one of Australia’s most iconic water storage and harvesting companies.
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.
Famous for its stunning beaches, Yeppoon is the principal town of a string of picturesque coastal communities along the Capricorn Coast, stretching more than 150 kilometers.

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 rain is most welcome in many areas across Queensland, too much rain in a short period of time can build up on roads and paving, causing flash flooding, which can endanger homes, assets, and the local ecosystem.
Attaching a roof gutter system and a rainwater tank can help in reducing the amount of water building up from stormwater run-off, and help reduce the likelihood of flash flooding.
Like many of its neighbours, Yeppoon experiences occasional cyclones in the wet season, with tropical cyclone Marcia destroying more than 150 homes in 2015. Southern Cross Water Tanks can be designed to withstand cyclonic conditions.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer
Australia is well-known for its long hot summers, but sadly this leaves us susceptible to frequent bushfires and Yeppoon is no different. While a lot of the area’s rainfall does fall in the summer months, this produces lush grasses that can easily burn on the hotter days.

Thankfully, at Southern Cross we consider ourselves specialists when it comes to fire tanks, and we can fit your property or home with an appropriate fire tank to help safeguard you from bushfires.
If your property is affected by a bushfire, we recommend that you get your water checked for safety before continuing to use it for potable or drinking purposes. The tank will still be appropriate for watering gardens or fire protection.
The Yeppoon climate
Yeppoon, much like the rest of the Capricorn Coast, hosts a humid subtropical climate, experiencing hot summers without the extreme humidity of localities to the north, and mild, drier winters.
Yeppoon experiences a modest 981mm of rainfall annually, with the majority of this falling in the summer months, but an average of  more than 29mm even in the driest months.
The warmth and sufficient rainfall in Yeppoon made it the perfect place for sugar plantations, which later transitioned into other tropical fruits, such as mangoes and bananas as the blackbirding practices came to an end. Yeppoon also supports a moderate cattle grazing and fishing industry.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

For over fifty years, Southern Cross has been providing high quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians, and every one of our tanks have a 30+ year design life.

Our water storage tanks are backed by over a century of successful tank design and Australian innovation.
Every one of our steel bolted tanks come with a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists
We at Southern Cross pride ourselves in the integrity and design of our fire storage tanks. We’re specialists in the design, production, installation and servicing of water storage systems for the international fire protection industry.
All of our tanks are designed and engineered in-house, and may be engineered for all uses, including high wind and cyclonic areas, and even specific seismic conditions.
Tanks that comply to additional global fire codes can be designed and supplied to certain customer requirements.
Over 100 years of experience
From the very first Southern Cross windmill wheeling off the Toowoomba Foundry line in 1903, and the first Southern Cross Water Tank over 100 years ago, nobody has expertise like we do of working with Yeppoon and Australia’s unique 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 over 5 decades of continued innovation.
Squatter Tanks were a revolutionary way for Australians to store vast amounts of water in an effecting and affordable 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 surely didn’t know that it would continue on to become such an iconic Australian brand, still in operation over a century in the future.

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
Disaster struck the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in 2015, when a water tank built by one of our rivals suffered a catastrophic structural failure, rupturing the tanks and washing approximately 2.5 million litres of destructive water over Kawana way, even sweeping away a family car.
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 conform to set the standard for many subsequent commercial projects.

Yeppoon Facts

Yeppoon was given its name from a local indigenous word, meaning thunder or the roar of the surf.
In the early days of the Capricorn Coast, Emu Park and Yeppoon shared somewhat of a rivalry, with the more elite members of the Rockhampton and Mount Morgan areas gravitating to Emu Park, while the more “common folk” from mining areas were more likely to gravitate toward Yeppoon.