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
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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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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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Come along to a post Covid Freshwater Festival, being organised by Freshie Tennis Club Friday 11 Dec, 5.30-10.30 pmSAFCA will have a stall... drop by, say hello & find out what a dynamic community association you have ... See MoreSee Less
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