At Southern Cross we’ve been designing and installing Windmills St George residents can rely on since 1903.
With the support of Australia’s oldest windmill manufacturer, people of St George can sleep easy, knowing they’re supported by over 100 years of expertise.
People in Queensland are mindful of their need for a reliable water supply, and because of this, many have, and still turn to a Southern Cross windmill to enable them to meet their water pumping and collecting needs.
St George is a rural town and locality in the Shire of Balonne. It is the administrative centre for the Shire of Balonne
Our windmills are available in a range of sizes. The Southern Cross Windmill can be fitted with a windwheel between 6′ and 14′, and mounted on a tower between 20′ and 60′.
Our experts can help determine what wheel and tower sizes would best suit your windmill, based on the landscape you wish to have it built on, and the amount of wind your property receives.
The Southern Cross “FA” Series Windmill Towers are available in the following heights:
The minimum recommended tower height for each windwheel size, is as follows:
Wind power is the original renewable energy source. It has been used to power our boats, mill our grain and pump our water for hundreds, if not thousands of years.
Windmills have been a part of rural living in Australia for well over a century, and is a great renewable energy source, along with being an Australian icon. Australian towns like St George have been using windmills to help them meet their water harvesting needs for over 100 years now, spanning all parts of the continent.
Still one of the best and most eco-friendly water harvesting solutions, a windmill can be erected and effective anywhere there is access to water, whether that be underground in a well or bore, or drawing from a river or dam.
Water has always provided a challenge for Australians, living in a famously dry and arid country – so much so that 85% of Australia’s population is located within a mere 50km from the nearest coastline.
When George Washington Griffiths brought the Southern Cross Windmill to rural Australians, it was a game changer, allowing pastoralists and graziers to explore further away from the coast for stock grazing and pastoral runs.
Despite being mostly used to draw water from deep bores or wells linked to underground aquifers, windmills can also be used to pump from any body of water, such as dams or rivers.
As with any other sector, as technology improves, challengers will present themselves. The most recent challenger to the windmill being solar pumps
While solar pumps look promising, they certainly aren’t as tried and tested in the long term as the classic windmill, with many properties across Australia featuring windmills that have been pumping water for more than 50 years.
While many solar systems may be advertised as a safer option, windmill accidents make up less than 1% of all accidents on rural properties, while many electric pumps contain a dangerous or lethal current.
With a 30+ year design life, and over a century’s experience in supplying windmills to Australian families, Southern Cross Windmills are a name you can depend on.
With the backing of over a century of industry leading windmill design and Australian innovation, Southern Cross continue to increase on the over 250 000 windmills sold since 1903. All Southern Cross Mills are hot dip galvanised.
Every Southern Cross Windmill includes our 3 year windmill warranty.
Southern Cross specialise in the design, manufacture, installation and service of windmills across Australia. We pride ourselves in the design and integrity of every Windmill we produce.
All of our windmills are designed and engineered in-house, and are durable enough to survive in the harshest of Australian climates, rain, hail or shine.
Genuine Southern Cross parts for all current range windmills are readily available, in addition to other parts for A, J, R & Z Pattern Windmills”, “J” Series Windmill Pumps, Troughs, Check Valves, Pump Heads and Pump Jacks may still be available upon request.
With the first windmill emblazoned with the Southern Cross name rolling off the Toowoomba Foundry line all the way back in 1903, Southern Cross has unrivalled experience in dealing with water harvesting needs.
The Griffiths family produced their first windmills in 1876, which were based on plans from American inventor Daniel Halladay, and improved upon for durability and functionality
These first windmills allowed rural Australians to move into more arid areas of the country for grazing sheep and cattle, and inland towns and pastoral runs began to emerge across the nation.
Similar to another Toowoomba icon – the lamington – Southern Cross windmills have become an Australian classic. However, unlike the lamington, the Southern Cross Windmill originating in Toowoomba is not up for debate.
Southern Cross is an Australian owned brand, and we still operate out of Withcott to this day, servicing Australians all across the country, including graziers, irrigators and rural families.
This stunning 9 meter R Pattern windmill sits out the front of Pumps n Solar in Roma on a 15 meter tower, and catches the eye of many a passer by. It is the largest commercially operational windmill manufactured by Southern Cross Windmills.
Originally constructed in 1950 at the Toowoomba Foundry on a property called Dalmally, roughly 30km south of Roma, it was given a new lease of life when it was moved to its current location.
Despite being eligible for the aged pension and well past retirement age, this windmill still spins freely in the wind, making it an iconic installation and piece of history in the town.
St George gained national attention with the election of then local accountant and since Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce to the Australian Senate following the 2004 federal election.
The St George show is celebrated every year over the Labour Day long weekend. Everyone is encouraged to go and locals have a great time sharing stories at the bar and watching the rodeo.
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