Vale Rod Golledge
Published: 5 May 2017
Logan City Council has paid tribute to the city’s longest serving Mayor, Rod Golledge, who has died aged 81.
Councillor Golledge served as mayor from 1991-2000 and helped forge a strong identity for the relatively new city through a series of social and economic innovations.
Among the highlights of his three terms were extensions to the Council Administration Centre, major infrastructure developments and sister city agreements with Asia.
He also introduced the first city pride initiative, played a key role in securing the Logan Campus of Griffith University and guided council’s transition from a small local authority to a major regional centre.
The city’s cultural and sporting significance was also enhanced with the opening of the Logan Art Gallery, the restoration of Mayes Cottage and a new indoor sports centre at Cornubia.
His tremendous contribution to our city was recognised in 2013 with the naming of a new road in Berrinba - Rod Golledge Drive.
Current City of Logan mayor Luke Smith led the tributes.
“Rod leaves behind a tremendous legacy and the gratitude of a city that grew so much under his leadership,” Mayor Smith said.
“He transformed Logan from a new city still finding its way to an established city the equal of any in Queensland.
“Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with his family at this time.”
His funeral will be held at the Good Shepherd Chapel, Trinder Park Rest Home at 10 Laurel St, Woodridge on Friday, May 12 at 11am.
Rod’s family have extended an invitation to the funeral and are offering an opportunity for those who knew him to speak at the service.
They have requested that in lieu of flowers any donations be made to the Logan Respite Centre.