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.

stratford heritage trail cairns

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.

Facebook Posts

5 days ago

Amy Jephcott
Freshwater State School Fete is on Today 3-8pmRemember your bags for goodies, all the usual stalls are there. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Great meeting with Stratford and Freshwater Community Association. Two senior engineers from Council spoke about flood mitigation and future planning for the area. Stratford and Freshwater have 2.3million allocated (which is the most of any division) for flood mitigation. If you’d like to know what what was discussed sign up to receive SAFCA’s minutes from the meeting.safca.contact@gmail.com ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
to all our “green thumbs”… this should interest you… ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Early alert: Freshie Fete Sat 23rd October 3pm-8pm...come along & join in the fun...SAFCA will have a stall, so drop by for a chat & learn about what's going on in the suburbs...you might be surprised...! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
hey…!…hey…!… will you get a butcher’s at Strattie’s new red post box…!… thanks Aust Post for listening to community’s pleas…& thanks to SAFCA for pushing for this great outcome… (let’s hope Danny Betros doesn’t remove this one, too…!) ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook