Sir John Pidgeon, Australian property developer, Died at 89


Sir John Allan Stewart Pidgeon was born on July 15, 1926, in Brisbane, and died on June 2, 2016.

He was an Australian contractor and property developer.

Sir John and his sister, Valmai Pidgeon, have been involved with the Queensland construction industry since joining their father’s business in the 1940s.

Their father’s business started in 1927, F. A. Pidgeon and Son Pty Ltd, where he joined the family company in 1946 after his services in the AIF.

Along with his sister Valmai, together they soon expand the company’s activities throughout Queensland, notably in the hotel and commercial building market.

Company success left its mark on the skyline of Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Some Key construction projects undertaken by the company are: The Brisbane Club; Waterfront Place; the Brisbane Transit Centre; the Broadbeach Monorail; The Oasis Shopping Centre and Hotel; The Suncorp Metway Building; the Stradbroke and Macleay Towers – Dockside; Cathedral Square; 313 Adelaide Street; and the Bank of Queensland Building.

Sir John Pidgeon leadership style in pursuit of great construction projects has made him one of the most respected figures in Queensland’s construction industry.

John Pidgeon served the wider community as a committee member of the Queensland Cancer Fund, chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, and the Red Shield Appeal, as well as chairing the Queensland Master Builders Association, the Builders Registration Board, and subsequently founding chairman of the Building Services Authority.

John’s passion for lifesaving has led to continued support of the Surf Lifesaving Association over many years.

Sir John Pidgeon passed away at 89 years old.