Water Tanks – Wollongong
Wollongong, is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Wollongong lies on the narrow coastal strip between the Illawarra Escarpment and the Pacific Ocean, 82 kilometres south of Sydney. Wollongong had an estimated urban population of 295,842 at June 2016, making it the third largest city in New South Wales after Sydney and Newcastle, and the tenth largest city in Australia.
The Wollongong metropolitan area extends from Helensburgh in the north to Shell Cove in the south. It sits within the Wollongong Statistical District, which covers the local authority areas of Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama, extending from the town of Helensburgh in the north to Gerroa in the south Geologically, the city is located in the south-eastern part of the Sydney basin, which extends from Newcastle to Nowra.
Wollongong is noted for its heavy industry, its port activity and the quality of its physical setting, occupying a narrow coastal plain between an almost continuous chain of surf beaches and the cliff line of the rainforest-covered Illawarra escarpment. It has two cathedrals, churches of many denominations and the Nan Tien Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere. Wollongong has a long history of coalmining and industry. The city attracts many tourists each year, and is a regional centre for the South Coast fishing industry. The University of Wollongong has around 37,000 students and is a significant asset to the community and draws students to the City from around the world.
Wollongong supports heavy industry including coal and steel. The former Broken Hill Proprietary Company has evolved a steel division as a separate company and is now known as BlueScope Steel. The steelworks has grown to become a world-class flat-rolled steel producer, operating as a fully integrated steel plant with a production of around 5 million tonnes per year. Heritage Water Tanks are constructed from BlueScope steel products, which is an Australian company and is why they have superior quality to many other tanks on the market.
Woolongong has a strongly growing economy and population and as a result of this, a major focus for the region going forward will be water conservation. Water is no longer the freely available commodity that has been in the past and the community will need to have a stronger focus on water harvesting and storage in order to meet demand expectations.
If you would like to increase your water storage capacity for your business or provide an alternative domestic supply for your home, Heritage Water Tanks can offer high-quality water tanks for all your water harvesting and storage needs. Ask us about our water saving gutter technology. Call 1800 115 552.