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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This Saturday on the Stratford to Freshwater bike/leisure pathway, from 9 am to sundown, you’ll have the opportunity to chalk your message of hope for those struggling with their mental health. This is an awareness raising project initiated in our suburbs by Zoe and David Strickland, former residents of Stratford, who tragically lost their son, Elliot, to suicide. We need to keep the conversation going. See you there…! ... See MoreSee Less
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if anyone ‘s been doing any raking recently and has any leaves (in bags), they can leave them at community garden( behind hall)… much appreciated ... See MoreSee Less
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unfortunately the Freshie Fete, scheduled for this Sat, has been postponed ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Russell Garnett
I'm posting to spread the word about my brand new skin cancer clinic I have just opened at 207 Lake street in Cairns.I am taking new patients and have great availability.I have trained in the dermatology department at Cairns Hospital doing exclusively skin cancer medicine for a year. Additionally I obtained my Dermatology Diploma through the Australian Insitute of Dermatology.Please feel free to scan the QR code for clinic details and website link ... See MoreSee Less
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