Water Tanks Kempsey

Southern Cross Water Tanks

  • Providing top quality steel rainwater tanks to Kempsey for over fifty years
  • Experienced and highly professional tank installation teams
  • 30+ year design life
  • Made with minimum 2mm thick galvanised steel

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Kempsey Water Tanks

Kempsey is a town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia and is the council seat for Kempsey Shire. It is located roughly 16.5 kilometres inland from the coast of the Pacific Ocean, on the Macleay Valley Way near where the Pacific Highway and the North Coast railway line cross the Macleay River.
Southern Cross Water are known for building top quality water tanks Kempsey residents can put their faith in.
All across Australia, people need water tanks to help them meet their water usage requirements, and New South Wales is certainly no exception to the rule.
When you install a Southern Cross rainwater tank, you know that you have the backing of over 150 years of Australian resourcefulness and water harvesting experience.

Water Tank Sizes

Southern Cross Water Tanks come in a range from 26kL – 600kL in our rural rainwater tanks, and 12kL – 1900kL in our commercial water storage tanks (with sizes outside this range available on request).

With this range of tanks and sizes, you know that whatever your water storage requirements, Southern Cross has the tank for you.

YT Series Galvanised Steel Round Tank Sizes

TL Series Tank Sizes

Water Tank Colours

Southern Cross galvanised steel water tanks are available in a standard ZINCALUME® finish, or any of the below COLORBOND® colours, which can be factory applied to the external wall sheets prior to shipping.

Water Storage Challenges

In a country that is known for being as dry as Australia, it is no shock that most people take delight at the idea of rain, however changing weather conditions that result in unpredictable storms, coupled with modern infrastructure like roads and footpaths can lead to storm water run off and flash flooding.
Thanks to the amount of rainwater that can be harvested from a roof with sufficient guttering, installing a rain water tank can help relieve some of the stress on stormwater systems.
If a storm deposits 100mm of rainfall in Kempsey in a 24 hour period, just 100 homes equipped with water tanks can keep 2 million litres of water off of roads and storm drains.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer
Australia is world renowned for having long warm summers, and if you discount the recognisable outlier in Antarctica, is the driest continent on earth. This, coupled with the life cycle of many native plants, leaves much of New South Wales vulnerable to widespread bushfires.
It is crucial to have adequate fire protection in a country so dry, and Southern Cross are experts in fire protection, with a crew of experienced tank erection crews ready to help improve your fire protection.
A steel water tank fares better than any other in fire conditions, and crucially is more likely to hold water through a fire front. However if your tank does come close to a fire, it is crucial to have it assessed for water safety before utilising it for domestic water use.
The Kempsey climate
Kempsey and the surrounding area lies in a sub-tropical climate region, with warm, humid summers, and mild to cold winters.
Kempsey experiences rainfall most of the year round, but has a predominantly drier season between July and September. Kempsey has an average annual rainfall of 1128mm.
This climate has made Kempsey an ideal location for growers, with local industries including wineries and nut production. It also serves as a hub for nearby resort and tourist locations.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

For more than half a century Southern Cross Water have been supplying top quality steel water storage tanks to Australian businesses and families. All Southern Cross tanks have a 30+ year design life.
There is over a century of water tank design, and 150 years of Australian ingenuty behind every water tank Southern Cross manufactures.
Every Southern Cross steel bolted tank comes with a ten year conditional warranty.
The fire tank specialists
At Southern Cross we take pride in the design and soundness of our fire tanks. We are experts in the design, manufacture, installation and servicing of water storage systems for the international fire protection industry.
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 environments, and some seismic conditions.
We can also design and produce tanks that comply with international fire codes if needed.
Over 100 years of experience
Way back in 1871, a Mr George Washington Griffiths opened an ironmongery and mechanical repair shop in Toowoomba that would one day become Southern Cross Windmills.
The Toowoomba Foundry produced the first Southern Cross Windmill in 1903, and by the late 1960’s the first bolted steel round water tanks were being produced.
Southern Cross have continued to help provide cost effective and reliable water storage solutions to Australian businesses and families, with many historic Southern Cross tanks still standing to this day.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy
When a small, freshly minted city called Toowoomba gave life to the Southern Cross brand over a century ago, there was no way they would have anticipated how far it would spread or how iconic it would become.
Over a hundred years later, Southern Cross Water Tanks still operates out of – and produces all of our water tanks in – our Queensland headquarters to this day.
Reliable in a pinch
Back in 2015 at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in Queensland, a water storage tank experienced a critical failure, which resulted in the tank splitting, and engulfing the road next to it with over two million litres of water, washing away a passenger vehicle in the process.
The site developer then turned to Southern Cross, in the wake of this tragedy, to help build two new storage tanks for the site, and these Southern Cross tanks were built to such a level that they set a benchmark for many commercial and industrial projects to this day.

Kempsey Facts

Famous Australian singer-songwriter, Slim Dusty was born in Nulla Nulla Creek, just west of Kempsey.
World famous novelist Thomas Michael Keneally, author of Schindler’s Ark (adapted for film as Schindler’s List) was born and raised in Kempsey.
What to do in Kempsey
If you like views Kempsey is a great spot, the nearby Collombatti Lookout offers 360 degrees views of the Macleay Valley Coast and on a clear day you can see from Mt Yarrahapinni to Crescent Head along the coast. From the top of 498-metre Mount Yarrahapinni in the Yarriabini National Park, you can almost see the entire Macleay Valley Coast.