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



Anton Kool Award History

Year   Name                                       Nominated by                                          Notes (updated Jan 2015

1987    Jan Herder                            CDMA Sydney (1)                                 Founding President of the CDMA
1988   Theo Boelhouwer                 Dutch Folkdancing Group (1)             N/A

1989   Piet Smit                                 Neerlandia (1)                                        N/A

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 Folk dancing 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
2019  TBA

2010  TBA

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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