Royalla residents have welcomed the news of a possible merger between Queanbeyan and part of Palerang, which would spell the end of their "illogical" divide.
Currently, Royalla is split between two NSW local government areas and the ACT, which has caused problems for local residents.
The NSW government is planning to get rid of the Palerang council and split its population between Goulburn-Mulwaree and Queanbeyan City under the Council Boundary Review, or Fit for the Future process.
Living on the border but on the Palerang side of the 900-strong population in Royalla, Maryke Booth said she welcomed the decision.
"They already share services, like Queanbeyan picks up rubbish two days a week and Palerang picks up recycling – they take it in turns to do the whole area," Ms Booth said.
"Being in two separate shires is ridiculous and it always has been."
As the volunteer co-ordinator of Royalla Landcare, Ms Booth said it was "always difficult having to deal with twice the amount of people".
"It would be much easier if I only had to deal with one council," Ms Booth said.
"When you've got weeds on one side of the road and weeds on the other side of the road, you've got to contact two sets of people. It's the same with rubbish and the mail delivery, any services you need you've got to negotiate with two councils."
Palerang mayor Pete Harrison said the way in which Royalla was split "is not particularly logical".
"As best I can tell from the map I have, Royalla Drive is in Palerang and Cooke Drive is in Queanbeyan," he said.
He said he had raised the matter of incorporating all of Royalla and Carwoola into Palerang but "those particular discussions did not lead anywhere".
Mr Harrison said that although the NSW government appeared set on breaking up Palerang, the council remained steadfast in their view that the community would be best served by having Palerang council remain as an independent entity.
The community is being asked for input on the boundary review proposals. To make a submission, visit www.councilboundaryreview.nsw.gov.au.