In May 2024, six ‘Dutch Houses’ in Brisbane have been nominated for heritage protection.

The Dutch Australian Cultural Centre has brought the history of these houses to the attention of the local community. As a result, the local history group has requested this protection. The DACC contributed to the preparation and submission to Brisbane City Council, and one of its members is part of the group. She collects stories of the people who lived there, including many Dutch people, of course.

Click here for more background information about the Dutch Houses.

The hero of this project is a local resident Simon Cole.

This is a great success for the local community, the DACC, and Dutch heritage in Brisbane.