Welcome to Stratford and Freshwater Community Association

SAFCA was established by the two communities in 1985 to improve and maintain the amenity and liveability of Stratford and Freshwater. It was incorporated in 2005 and celebrated 30 years at a street party in 2015.

A history of 30 years of community engagement can be found here

The AGM is held in August each year, before the monthly general meeting.

Stratford and Freshwater Community Association Inc (SAFCA) meets at 7.00 pm on the third Tuesday of the month, usually at Stratford Community Hall.

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Aerial View of Stratford, 1940.
Image: Cairns Historical Society (B4266

Stratford and Freshwater Heritage Trail Maps

There are two heritage trails in our area, Stratford and Freshwater. They consist of self guided walks (parts can be driven by car) with information boards at important sites. The aim of the project was to engage the local community by recording and sharing our history. Funded through Q150, Cairns Regional Council and the sponsorship of local businesses, organisations, residents and SAFCA members, the Heritage Trails record and preserve the rich and diverse history of the area.

Click the images to view and print.

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SAFCA AGM and monthly meeting Sept 15 2020 7 pm Stratford Hall. Presentation from CRC on Jalarra Park drainage works 7.30 pm; discussion on Moule cottage and more. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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This Saturday is Let’s Chalk About It, an initiative of a local family.

3000 people a year suicide in Australia.

Whether you have direct and intimate experience with suicide or know someone or a family who has, show your support by chalking a message on the Stratford/Freshwater pedestrian- bike path this Saturday. Chalk provided.

Often there are no words to express how we feel when confronted with suicide but it is important to show we care.

Come on down to show you care and to let your chalk message do the talking.

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This Saturday is “Let’s Chalk About It” an initiative of a local family.

Over 3000 people suicide in Australia each year.

Suicide awareness and prevention is, or should be, of critical importance to all of us.

Whether you have been directly impacted or you know a family who has been impacted, show how much you care by chalking a message on the bike/pedestrian path Stratford/Freshwater this Saturday -chalk provided.

Suicide is a tragedy that can visit any family, often unspoken about for the want of any words to say.... let your message in chalk this Saturday do the talking!!

Show you care and show that WE ARE a caring community - see you there.

Liz Taylor
President- SAFCA
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