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NSW Farm Innovation Fund

Friday, 01 June 2018 09:00

This is a package to assist primary producers identify and address risks to their farming enterprise, improve permanent farm infrastructure and ensure long-term productivity and sustainable land use, aiding in meeting changes to seasonal conditions.

This loan also covers water tanks and infrastructure.

The availability of loans is subject to funds being available. No loans will be offered beyond the allocated funding.

For general enquiries, contact 161 Kite Street, ORANGE NSW 2800
Locked Bag 23, ORANGE NSW 2800
Ph. 1800 678 593
Fax: 02 6391 3098

Website: https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/assistance/farm-innovation-fund
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No fires this year!

Friday, 02 March 2018 08:52

Summer is over, and thankfully for Victoria no bushfires. We all need to get down on our bended knees and thank our lucky stars for a peaceful summer.

But one shouldn't be complacent. It is 2 summers since we had the dreadful fires right here in my backyard, and it got me thinking again, yes, about fires.

If you do have a fire in your area, you are really on your own. Don't get me wrong, the CFA is terrific, I cannot thank them enough for what they did here. But, and BUT, they cannot be everywhere, so you really need your own fire plan, and enough stored, SAFE water to implement that plan.

Plastic tanks are going to melt. Tin tanks the same. In a fire, it is hot, and until you have experienced that heat, you will never truly understand. The radiant heat is everywhere, and will melt most plastic and tin/metal objects (even the tyres on my little metal trailer!).

The only practical safe alternative, are well made, Concrete water tanks. Terry Miller Concrete tanks builds high quality concrete tanks, in three sizes: 50,000, 105,000 and 120,000L, either above the ground with a silo (metal) roof, or below ground with a concrete top.

So when thinking about your water solutions, for the house, garden or stock, or fire, please call Terry Miller on 0419 462 814.


Barnawartha Bush Fire 20/12/15

Sunday, 20 December 2015 18:40

Fire burnt all around our tankTerry Miller and I now know from first hand experience how truly dreadful a bush fire is. We live on 20 acres in Barnawartha, and on December 20th, 2015 – Sunday afternoon - 15 acres were burnt to the ground.

The fire brigade was terrific and saved our house and shed, but the rest of the property is just a blackened patch.

Fire has no friends, and takes no hostages.

All I can say is thankfully we had the concrete water tank, pictures shown. It survived and provided us with necessary water to bucket the flames around the house and paddocks, to put out the burning logs and spot fires we found.

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Tank fittings

Thursday, 12 November 2015 08:25

We often talk about our tank fittings.  We generally source our fittings from Mount Barker in South Australia.  The fittings we use are 100% solid brass, heavy, durable and long lasting.  They will not rust.  The photos taken show how the fittings are cast into the wall, when the tank is poured.  This ensures a complete seal.

Please view the photos in our photo gallery.





Crystal Sealer Waterproofing compound

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 10:03

Water proofing our concrete water tanks

We are always trying to keep up to date with the latest methods and applications available in concreting. 

This new product we are using, Dribond Crystal Sealer, in conjunction with our Glenium 8100, is another product we are using to waterproof our concrete water tanks.  This make the concrete more workable and shuts down any potential leaks.

Crystal Sealer


Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate

Monday, 05 May 2014 12:13

Did you know the NSW Rural Assistance Authority is providing assistance to primary producers in drought effected areas with the establishment of water infrastructure to supply water for emergency animal welfare needs.  This includes concrete water tanks, piping etc.  The maximum allowance is $20,000.

This was previously available to those from the Bourke, Brewarrina and Walgett local government areas (LGas), the programme now includes the LGAs of Armidale, Bogan, Central Darling, Cobar, Coonamble, Gilgrandra, Glenn Innes, Gunnedah, Guyra, Gwydir, Inverell, Moree Plains, Narrabri, Tamworth Regional, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha, Warren and Warrumbungle, as well as Broken Hill and the far west  Unincorporated area.

The measures are back dated to January 2014.

For further information you can contact Terry or Greg Crowe at Darling Irrigation on 02 6701 7777.


Marty White Concrete Water Tank

Monday, 24 March 2014 14:05

In May 2013, we visited the White's property in Barnawartha, Victoria, to build a 120,000 litre concrete tank, with a silo roof.

Mr White, a very conservative man, was extremely concerned about the quality of the work, considering the cost.

As can be seen in the gallery photos, the tank came out beautifully.

Being in a high fire prone district we suggested that we supply and fit a proper fire fighting fitting.  This fitting was free, along with our standard fittings is included in the price.


Andrew Birk Underground Concrete Water Tank

Friday, 28 February 2014 00:00

In February 2014, we visited Mr Birk at his property in Wagga Wagga, NSW to build 120,000 litre concrete underground tank.  We took some photos while building the tank.  Please have a look at these in our gallery.


Eromanga Concrete Water Tanks

Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00

In September2013, Terry and the crew ventured all the way up to the Quilpie shire in Qld, to Eromanga  to build two 120,000 litre concrete tanks.   The area was extremely dry.   The Shire had originally wanted two tin tanks, but after successfully convincing the Engineer, that tin tanks built in such extreme weather conditions would not last, nor would they successfully hold good clean water.  They agreed.

The tanks required safety ladders and platforms, and lockable manholes.

Naturally, at the end the shire was very happy with the outcome.

For the crew it was an interesting trip. They took several photos of the rough weather conditions and the rabbit proof fence.  The fence was built 1907 and is the longest rabbit fence in the world.  Please have a look at the photos in our gallery.



Welcome to our Latest News

Tuesday, 05 February 2013 10:13

Welcome to our first "latest news" section.  Here we are going to keep you up to date with all of Terry's doings with his concrete tanks.


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