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.

Click the images to view and print.

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3 days ago

Amy Jephcott
Freshie Fete - 14th August from 3pm. SaFCA will be there to chat about all things on our leafy green side of the hill. ... See MoreSee Less
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JahFe XR
Is everyone ok with this? When are we going to stop clearing rainforest??? ... See MoreSee Less
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Alert: Stratford & Freshwater Community Association will now meet at 6.30pm each 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Stratford Hall( previously it was 7pm)… see you there…! ... See MoreSee Less
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Please note... no Stratford ANZAC Day service, this year... but people can lay their own wreaths, if they wish to honour the great sacrifices that our armed services have made, throughout the years, so we can live peacefully and with the freedoms we sometimes take for granted"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them."Lest we forget ... See MoreSee Less
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