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 6.30 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.

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Stratford Community Garden likes the rain… 🐝s thriving, too. “hi honey…I’m home…!” ... See MoreSee Less
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On behalf of SAFCA’s committee, I would like to wish all our members and friends a Happy New Year.Advocating on behalf of our communities ( including Aeroglen) is part of our DNA and with the help of all levels of government, in particular Cr Kristy Vallely & Cairns Regional Council, we can all make our collective quality of life, much better. Bring it on, 2023…!Paul Matthews, secretary ... See MoreSee Less
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thank you Council for replacing the the much loved Freshie Fig, that was so unceremoniously razed, with three Indian Weeping Rosewoods((Pterocarpus indicus var.pendula), protecting them from car parkers with triangular raised plant beds, made out of old repurposed Trinity Inlet piers & a few boulders… & thanks to Limberlost, Freshwater Tennis Club, Freshwater CWA, SAFCA & residents for their input ... See MoreSee Less
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