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Woman faces trespass charge after land resumed by state

Dasha Gostevsky wants the State Government to offer an appropriate level of compensation for her Targinnie land after spending years trying to negotiate a deal.
Dasha Gostevsky wants the State Government to offer an appropriate level of compensation for her Targinnie land after spending years trying to negotiate a deal. Luka Kauzlaric

GRANDMOTHER Dasha Gostevsky is adamant she's still the owner of her Targinnie property, despite her land being resumed by the State Government in April 2011.

Her claims come as the 67-year-old is expected to appear in the Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday for trespass, after she was found camping on the Landing Rd property a fortnight ago.

Ms Gostevsky's 190-acre lot is located in the Gladstone State Development Area, which is pigeon-holed for industrial development in the near future.

Landholders in the area have been negotiating compensation deals with the State Government in return for the acquisition of their land.

But Ms Gostevsky protests she's the rightful owner of the land and has yet to receive any compensation.

"I have been robbed by the government," Ms Gostevsky said. "When I was living with my ex-husband we received an offer $400,000 for all 440 acres.

"Today I haven't been offered anything like that ...it's just a joke."

Ms Gostevsky said she had written a number of letters to the department, but had not received an appropriate form of compensation.

A spokesperson for the Minister of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning said the department was still negotiating a settlement with Ms Gostevsky.

Topics:  development, gladstone, queensland government, trespass



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