The hills lining the back of Ross Hampton's Wallaroo farm straddle the NSW and ACT border, where hidden from site is Canberra's newest suburb of Taylor.
It's the influx of these new suburbs and developments that is causing headaches for rural residents like Mr Hampton, who lives on Spring Range Road just minutes from the border.
He wants to see a clampdown on the hundreds of trucks hauling clean fill from Canberra developments that clog regional roads, legally dumping piles of dirt on local farms.
"If the border wasn't there this would be managed completely differently, this issue wouldn't be happening," Mr Hampton said.
The roads around the region are under pressure from the passage of trucks as Canberra developers avoid millions of dollars' worth of ACT disposal fees by dumping the by-product on farms around the Yass region.
Instead, they pay the local council only a few thousand dollars in road maintenance levies.
A 2016 Yass Valley Council report said Canberra's building boom and export of clean fill would cause problems for the region's roads, water supply and environment.
Mr Hampton said while the ACT government did little to stop the waste coming through, there would come a time when Canberrans looked across the border for recreation.
"They're letting this whole thing take place like they've got their eyes shut," Mr Hampton said. "The tragedy here is the ACT is going to need this area in the next few years."
With vineyards, farms and restaurants establishing themselves in region, Mr Hampton compared the land to South Australia's primo-wine country in Coonawarra.
"You'd never have dumping in the Coonawarra, no one would allow it," he said.
Because of that, Mr Hampton had hopes to turn it into a foodie paradise with good infrastructure for Canberra visitors.
Instead, Mr Hampton said he felt he was in a no man's land: too far from his representatives in the Yass Valley Council and outside the ACT's jurisdiction.
"Most of us are supporting the economy in the ACT. Most of us aren't here because we're working in Yass; we're working in [the ACT]," he said.
"I'm sure Yass feels sympathetic but they're so limited in resources they can't be monitoring the trucks all the time.
"It's making it harder all the time. It's changed a lot in the eight, nine years we've been here. It used to be very quiet."
Phil Peelgrane, a fellow Spring Range Road resident, said sharing the narrow road with trucks was dangerous, the noise was disturbing and the trucks posed a risk to cyclists.
"Yass ratepayers are paying for these roads to be fixed," he said.
"This should be a rural area but it's being turned into an industrial dump. If it was the other way around, they would stop it overnight.
"They don't care because it's getting rid of the problem, but it should stay in the ACT."
Mr Peelgrane said while the Yass council had changed the laws limiting the amount that could be dumped on properties without a permit, the laws weren't enforced.
Developers were putting in applications to rehabilitate eroded gullies on farms in the Yass region, using the clean fill to restore them.
A previous Yass council report said these sorts of rehabilitation projects had "come about as a result of the availability of material in the ACT and developers and contractors seeking to dispose of it without the fees that the ACT government levy".
Mr Peelgrane said these projects worked only if they were done right, which they weren't.
"A lot of smart developers in Canberra bought properties out here with big erosion gullies on them just to get rid of their waste," Mr Peelgrane said. "It's really the ACT's problem."