Labor has confirmed it would split the Land Development Agency in two, significantly reduce its scope, and create a new authority to manage urban renewal and major projects like City to the Lake.
Both Labor and the Liberals now plan major reforms for the agency, meaning its powers are all but certain to be scaled back after October.
The agency has been criticised for failing to focus on housing affordability, and for making controversial land deals, including at Glebe Park, where it paid four times an initial valuation for land.
The LDA is subject to two inquiries, an audit by the auditor-general of the Glebe Park transaction, and another, much broader review by former Commonwealth auditor-general, Ian McPhee of its governance framework.
It has been accused of operating in a way that has maximised land prices, worsening housing affordability.
Labor on Thursday will reveal details of a new agency that it wants to manage urban renewal in Canberra if re-elected, something Chief Minister Andrew Barr flagged during the Property Council's leaders debate earlier this month.
The urban renewal authority, which is yet to be named, would be created from existing resources and staff at the LDA.
It would focus on major long-term projects like City to the Lake, and the renewal of the CBD and Northbourne Avenue.
"The authority will make sure these projects develop effectively, listen to community views, and give Canberra well-planned, well-designed world-class spaces and homes we can be proud of," a Labor spokesman said.
That would leave the LDA to focus solely on releasing land for new suburbs and on housing affordability.
"This focus will make delivering new suburbs more efficient, and give Canberrans the choice between free-standing homes in our garden suburbs and lower-maintenance townhouses or apartments in convenient, central locations close to work and entertainment," a spokesman said.
It is expected both agencies would have separate boards and governance requirements.
Importantly, the new agency would adopt the type of "representational consulting" that Mr Barr has previously flagged.
Such consulting would require input from a broader range of community voices on development.
Mr Barr has previously expressed frustration that consultation processes are dominated by small groups who passionately support or oppose a development.
"We will increase requirements on the government to engage the community and take the full spectrum of the community's views into account," a spokesman said.
Meanwhile, the Liberals have announced a new law and order package, timed to coincide with National Police Remembrance Day.
Most of the measures have already been announced, including returning $13 million of funding to police, which it says would enable the recruitment of another 30 police.
The Liberals have reaffirmed they would give Tasers to all frontline officers, would bring in harsher penalties for assaults on police, create a specific coward punch offence, and strengthen bikie legislation.
The package also includes establishing a specific and more specialised domestic violence court and an ACT anti-corruption commission.
"It is a core government business to keep the community safe and we will act swiftly on these measures if elected next month," Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson said.
The Greens have announced their last transport policy of the campaign, a plan to transform the city into an "active travel" capital.
That would include ensuring women and children feel safe and confident and free from harassment when they cycle around the city.
The policy would also include seeking best-practice design and standards to maximise the health benefits of transport.
The Greens would establish an active travel office and employ an active travel co-ordinator, who would be tasked with ensuring the right infrastructure is built, that Canberrans are aware of it, and that they feel confident about using it.