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.

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...had a great time at Freshwater Festival... four of our fantastic volunteers( Sarah Warne, Amber Peters, Patricia Graves & Judy Grieves) at our stall, answering questions, giving guidance & signing up new members... it’s a great organisation... join up & become an active member of our community...! ... See MoreSee Less
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Come to the Freshwater Festival this Thursday night at the Freshwater Tennis Club. SAFCA has a stall- New members can join for $5.00 cash on the night. We welcome new members. Liz Taylor President ... See MoreSee Less
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Wishing everyone a wonderful festive season... having the Freshwater Festival to bookend the year was fantastic... thanks to all involved2021 will be a much better year, hopefully, for all of us... SAFCA meetings don’t start till February, but there’s always lots going on behind the scenes... don’t be shy... give us a try...! ... See MoreSee Less
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