Woodfordia is now home to a beautiful conservation and recreation lake, which was officially opened on Saturday 7th Dec 2019. Lake Gkula is chemical free and uses all-natural water filtration systems that deliver a safe habitat for wildlife and people alike.
Lake Gkula honours the region’s traditional owners, the Jinibara people, naming it after one of their principal spokespersons, Uncle Noel Blair, a much-loved and influential figure in the Woodfordian community; Noel’s indigenous name is Gkula, which translated, means Koala.
The lake is abundant with fish and plant life with more than 16 species of native fish and crustaceans and over 8,000 plants, including native water lilies. The up-flow wetland filtration system creates habitat for beneficial bacteria and microorganisms, which create healthy stable conditions and keep pathogens at bay. Powerful pumps and nanobubble technology, maintain a constant water flow and high levels of oxygen, directing it through the wetlands, which purify the water like kidneys.
To maintain the ecology of the lake, all bathers will need to remove any chemicals (i.e. sunscreen, cosmetics, wound treatments) unless they are approved low oil, zinc-based products.