Location Map for Ainslie
Location Map for Ainslie

Ainslie is a leafy suburb in the Inner North of Canberra, Australia.
The suburb is bounded by Limestone Ave and Majura Ave to the west, Mount Ainslie to the east, Quick Street to the south and the suburb of Hackett to the north.

Ainslie is within walking distance of the Canberra CBD (Civic), the nature trails of Mount Ainslie, the Australian War Memorial and the many Asian and other restaurants of Dickson. The combination of its central position, the abundance of early, heritage-listed houses and mature street trees makes it one of Canberra’s most desirable locations. The suburb has been one of the Canberra suburbs showing strongest increases in property values in recent years. Having been originally a predominantly blue-collar area with a high proportion of public housing, Ainslie has gradually gentrified.

The population count of Ainslie on census night 2016 was 5,189 people.


Most Recent 5 Ainlsie Development Applications

planningalertsThe latest public Environment and Planning Directorate – Planning notifications can also be accessed from their site. The following is an extract of the public applications selected by NCCC that principally relate to Ainslie or have an impact on North Canberra or its residents; the extract may not be complete and does not contain development applications that are not publicly notified.


Address: 38 Paterson Street, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 202037180

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS - Internal and external alterations to existing two unit building, seeking approval for existing studio and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2020-10-02


Address: 9 Fairbridge Crescent, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 202037360

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY RESIDENCE + Demolition of the existing dwelling, construction of a new single storey dwellings and secondary residence, tree removal and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2020-09-14


Address: 14 Foveaux Street, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 202037410

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY RESIDENCE - Secondary residence in addition to the existing dwelling, tree removal, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2020-08-17


Address: 34 Wakefield Avenue, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 201935358

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201935358. Amendment to the development application for proposal for new communication facility and lease variation - the amendment is: roofline amended, increased glazing and new awning above building entry, revised materials and finishes including metal cladding and off form concrete, revised internal configuration, height of wall increased in southwest corner of block, and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2020-08-12


Address: 9 Davenport Street, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 202037018

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR TWO NEW DWELLINGS AND LEASE VARIATION - demolition of existing dwelling and construction of two new single storey dwellings, driveway, landscaping and associated works. LEASE VARIATION to include supporting house as a use.
Comment closure date: 2020-06-19



(Note: Earlier Development Applications can be seen by accessing the ACTPLA website or by going to PlanningAlerts. Note ACTPLA do remove access to the development application documentation some time after the DA closes, but PlanningAlerts do retain some basic historical information.)