At Southern Cross we’ve been designing and installing Windmills Biloela residents can rely on since 1903.
People of Biloela can rest assured that they have the backing of over 100 years of experience, from Australia’s oldest windmill manufacturer.
People in Queensland are mindful of their need for a reliable water supply, and because of this, many have, and still look to a Southern Cross windmill to assist them to meet their water pumping and collecting needs.
Biloela is the administrative centre of the Banana shire, some 120km inland from the city of Gladstone.
Southern Cross Windmills are available in a range of both windwheel and windmill tower sizes, and our experts can help you find the windmill that best suits your requirements.
Our ‘FA’ Series towers come between 20′ and 60′, and the ‘IZ’ windwheels are available in sizes starting at 6′ all the way up to a 14′ wheel. The dimensions of your windmill will be determined by your surrounding landscape.
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:
For centuries, we have employed wind to power our boats, mill our grain and pump our water. Wind power is the first renewable energy to be harnessed by mankind.
Windmills have been a part of rural living in Australia for more than a century, and is a great renewable energy source, along with being an Australian icon. Australian towns like Biloela 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 built 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.
The advent of the modern windmill, thanks to George Washington Griffiths, was a game changer for pastoralists and graziers, allowing them to move further inland for stock grazing, where land was more affordable and accessible.
Despite being mostly used to pump water from deep bores or wells linked to underground water tables, 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
Windmill pumps on some properties across the country have been reliably functioning for over fifty years, and while solar looks promising, its longevity has not yet been proven.
While many solar systems may be advertised as a safer option, windmill accidents make up not even 1% of all accidents on rural properties, while many electric pumps contain a dangerous or lethal current.
Southern Cross has been providing windmills that Australian families can depend on for over a century, and all of our windmills have a 30+ year design life.
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.
All Southern Cross Windmills come with a 3-year warranty.
Southern Cross Windmills pride ourselves on the quality and integrity of our product. We specialise in the manufacture, installation and service of industry leading windmills around the country and across the world.
Designed to thrive in even the most harsh Australian climates, all Southern Cross Windmills are designed and engineered in house.
Genuine Southern Cross parts for all current range windmills are available for repairs or maintenance. If you are looking for parts for any past windmill, tower, pump or trough models, contact us to see if they are still available to purchase.
Southern Cross Windmills has unparalleled experience in dealing with towns like water storage needs, with the very first Southern Cross branded windmill being produced at the Toowoomba Foundry all the way back in 1903.
The first windmills built by the Griffiths family in the Toowoomba Foundry were improved versions of blueprints designed by an American Engineer, Daniel Halladay, and these were produced more than a century ago, in 1876.
The introduction of windmills to the Australian outback enabled rural families and pastoralists to populate more arid areas of the country, causing towns and pastoral runs to begin popping up across these areas.
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.
Operating out of Queensland to this day – in our Withcott factory – Southern Cross is an Australian owned and operated brand, servicing Australians from all across the country, from irrigators and graziers to rural families and households.
The largest recorded Barramundi ever caught was reeled in at the Callide Dam fishing competition back in 2008, measuring in at an impressive 138cm.
Biloela, much like nearby town Calliope, was named after an early Australian warship, the HMAS Biloela. The name Biloela comes from a New South Wales Aboriginal word for cockatoo.
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