The appellants appealed pesticide use permits issued to the respondent to spray Vision herbicide to forested lands in the Sunshine Coast District. The appellants claimed that the permitted applications of Vision will have an unreasonable adverse effect on human health and drinking water and will cause an unreasonable effect on wildlife. They stated that less harmful alternatives are available.
The Board dismissed the appeal finding there will be no adverse effect from application of the pesticide in a safe and proper manner. However the Board imposed an additional restriction that the respondent will closely monitor the applicator and ensure there is a 10M boundary around all water bodies.