Holland Hub – Newsletter 42 – November 2018

The Netherlands blazing its trail through the blockchain scene

DIF invests in Australian waste-to-energy facility

Building cycling cities: Going Dutch around the world

Sydney is Australia’s most sustainable city

Lynxx Operations Performance System for Sydney ferries

Based in the Netherlands, Lynxx, an Amersfoort headquartered analytics company which opened its Asia-Pacific branch in Sydney in 2017, was awarded ‘runner up’ in the Excellence in Moving People category at the recent 2018 Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia Awards for Excellence. The company got this award for its new analytics platform deployment in Sydney.
Lynxx’s new analytics platform, called OPS (Operations Performance System), precisely measures the operational KPI (Key Performance Indicator) results of Sydney ferries. OPS tracks and predicts every vessel’s arrival and departure at every wharf with near-perfect accuracy.
The Harbour City Ferries control room now has a much more accurate view of their operations and how they’re performing against customer expectations. The project involved connecting radio frequency vessel location data to vessel schedules in real-time, accounting for all the possible variations in operations. A very tangible demonstration of how harnessing the power of big data analytics can deliver better operational and customer outcomes

The Global Entrepreneurs Summit comes to the Netherlands in 2019

Shell funded collaboration with KT Maritime Services Australia and Atlas Professionals
9 July 2018 – 1 December 2020
Advanced Standing Deck Cadet David Oxenham is currently on board the 750 PoB semi-submersible accommodation vessel ‘POSH Arcadia’, north-east of Broome, Western Australia, which provides vital accommodation for Shell’s Prelude FLNG facility.
The POSH Arcadia crew has welcomed David on board and is committed to assisting Australian Indigenous seafarers like David gain vital operational Deck Watchkeeper experience. POSH Arcadia is a DP3 accommodation vessel joined by gangway to the Prelude floating liquefied natural gas facility which once operating, will extract, liquefy and store gas at sea, before offloading it for export around the globe.
At 22 years old, David, a Malgana man from the Yamatji Nation began his offshore career fishing at the Montebello Islands and has been working on or near the ocean ever since. Thus far on board POSH Arcadia, David has been familiarising himself with the bridge equipment and gaining an understanding of the different deck roles and responsibilities of the deck team in simulated emergency situations. Atlas Captain Mick has been impressed with David’s positive and enthusiastic start to the understudy program and how David has quickly fitted in with the ASV Bridge Team.

Malcolm McDowall – CEO Australia Pacific Arcadis
Dutch company Arcadis announced that Malcolm McDowall was appointed CEO of its Australia Pacific business. McDowall takes over from Greg Steele, who was recently announced as Group Executive – Asia Pacific, at Arcadis.
McDowall has been with Arcadis for over 18 years, holding various leadership positions including Managing Director – Environment, Advisory and Assurance, and Managing Director – Buildings and Urban Development. Greg Steele, Executive Director – Asia Pacific, Arcadis: “I am very pleased to announce Malcolm as the new CEO. He is the right person to take Arcadis forward in Australia. Not only is Malcolm a great people leader but also a great business leader. The parts of the business that he has run in recent times have performed exceptionally well.”
“It’s a great privilege to be appointed the Australia Pacific CEO for Arcadis and to lead a strong company with fantastic people. It’s a very interesting time in the industry, with the way we plan, design and build cities rapidly changing. I look forward to helping Arcadis meet this challenge and continue our strong growth in Australia Pacific,” McDowall said.

Where abouts of ” Antonius Nicolaas Johannes HEINTJES”

From: Jasper van der Schoot <vanderschoot@planet.nl>
Subject: Heintjes, Antonius

Message Body:
Geachte heer,
Ik ben op zoek naar de datum/jaar/ en plaats van overlijden van Antonius Nicolaas Johannes HEINTJES, geboren op 1-9-1919 in Rotterdam, geëmigreerd naar Australie, aankomst 22-10-54 in Brisbane met de boot Johan van Oldenbarneveld, gehuwd met
Catharina Gerardina Haren, geboren in Cuijk. Indien u over een aankondiging van zijn overlijden beschikt, zou ik daar zo mogelijk  ook graag een kopie van ontvangen.
Bij voorbaat veel dank voor uw medewerking!
Met vriendelijke groeten,
Jasper van der Schoot
Hazeloop 8
5511 PK Knegsel

Dutch Football (soccer) in Australia

The Dutch Australian Cultural Centre is looking for any information on Netherlands immigrants playing football (soccer) in Australia when they first arrived and subsequent years.


The information they are looking for a programmes, tickets, formation of teams, results (if any), club officials, referees, linesmen and any involvement with the Football Federation of Australia.


Please contact Paul Breedveld via email Plsbreedveld@hotmail.com or use the contact page from the Federation WEB site.

Thank you for your assistance

Dutch Australian Weekly

The Dutch Australian Cultural Centre is archiving these newspapers and they are for the following first 3 copies from:

  •  5th of October 1951
  • 12th of October 1951
  • 19th of October 1951

Please contact Paul Breedveld via email on PLSbreedveld@hotmail.com or use the contact page from the WEB site.


Thank you for your assistance



Federation of Netherlands Societies Ltd – Boards meetings

Federation of Netherlands Societies Limited

Board Meeting General Meeting Revised Date
23rd of February 2019 23rd of February 2019 16th of February 2019
11th of May 2019 25th of May 2019  
17th of August 2019 31st of August 2019  
12th of October 2019 26th of October 2019 Annual  

All meetings will commence at 2pm


Anton Kool Award History




Year Name Nominated b7 Notes (updated Jan 2015
1987 Jan Herder CDMA Sydney (1) Founding President of the CDMA
1988 Theo Boelhouwer Dutch Folkdancing Group (1)
1989 Piet Smit Neerlandia (1)
1990 Willy Geytenbeek QWBF (1), Instuif, co-ordinator Federation, Social Welfare,Instuif Org
1991 Huub Vervoort DASI Wollongong (1) Dutch Welfare
1992 Ada Degenfeld Dutch Uniting Church (1)
1993 Bep Boersma Rembrandt Club (1), Instuif Group Club founding member,Social Welfare
1994 Frans Veringa CDMA Sydney (2) President and Kompas Editor
1995 Social Welfare Committee Illawarra Region Social Welfare Activities
1996 Corrie Lensink Neerlandia (2) Many committee roles
1996 Henk Schaaps DASI Wollongong (2)& Neerlandia Secretary and Committees
1997 Wim Engelbrecht Abel Tasman Village (1) Original Board Member
1998 Vina van Ede DASI Wollongong (3) Stuw Editor and Committees
1999 Joe and Dick Masaar Juliana Village Secretary, Board, Social Welfare
2000 Ploni van Es CDMA Sydney (3) Board, Years of Visitations
2000 Jan Mees Concordia, DACC Volunteer and Committees
2000 Richard Verhoeve DASI Wollongong (4) Board member
2001 Jan Joosten Rembrandt Club (2) President, organiser
2001 Wilhelmina van der Ven Dutch Uniting Church (2) Volunteer
2001 Pierre Hanssen Concordia Choir Director Musical Director
2002 Sjoerd Rasker ATV Volunteer, Rembrandt Club Hard Working Volunteer
2003 John M Pronk DASI Wollongong (5) Committee and Choir
2004 Irene Newton NSW Klaverjas Federation (1) Years of Service
2005 Bernie van Twist Juliana Village Library at Juliana Village
2006 Leo Boers CDMA Wollongong (1) Many Years ad CDMA President
2007 Bas van Dongen NSW Klaverjas Federation (2) Chairman and committees
2008 Louis Leermaker Abel Tasman Village (2) Board Member
2009 Gerard Visser CDMA Sydney (4) Many Years as Treasurer
2010 Wijbrand Bruinsma Dutch Folkdancing Group (2) Co-ordinator
2011 Kees Prins DASI Wollongong (6) Many Years as Secretary
2012 Jan Bareman Abel Tasman Village (3) Volunteer Financial Services
2013 Bert Gijzen QWDABF (2), ATV (4)
2014 Henny Spee Neerlandia (3), CDMA Sydney (5) CDMA & Neerlandia Secretary ,Editor
2015 Cor Merckx NSW Klaverjas Federation (3) 30 years of Service
2016 Jo-Ann Rasker Abel Tasman Village (4) 20 years as dedicated volunteer
2017 Joop de Wit Concordia Dutch Club 0ver 40 years of Service Secretary
2018 Sr Lia van Haren Dutch Australian Cultural Centre Archiving the DACC material received



N.S.W. Klaverjas Federatie

Hallo Klaverjas vrienden,

Alweer een toernooi afgewerkt, naamlijk “Spring tournament” in de Hornsby R.S.L.-Club en met een opkomst van maar 49 spelers was het toch ook weer gezellig, en als we dit zo kunnen houden, de gezelligheid bedoel ik natuurlijk, ben ik ook tevreden, maar verwacht toch zeer zeker volgende maand het “Kommer tournament” een grotere opkomst, dit dan word gehouden in de Rembrandt-Club St.Marys.

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