In August last year it was announced by the Member of Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall and Armidale Regional council mayor Simon Murray that Curtis Park was set for a million-dollar overhaul to attract more visitors.
The plan by council was to convert a section of Curtis Park into a Regional Playground, complete with state-of-the-art play equipment and modern amenities.
"I was thrilled to see Armidale Regional Council develop this proposal for a 'Super Park' in the heart of the city," Mr Marshall said at the time.
"Many locals are familiar with the 'Super Park' in Tamworth on Kable Avenue ... This park will embrace that concept, and, in fact, dovetail with plans to revitalise the entire creek lands area, creating a huge space that will become one of Armidale's major community assets."
A year down the track, and State Government is still waiting for council to develop the asset and becoming restless about the funding.
"I am not sure of the time horizon," Cr Murray said.
"Council staff have been negotiating with the State Government for an extension of time for that."
He thought council needed a better guide to future developments.
"I'll go back to what we've been saying for quite some time, we've been after a master plan for Armidale, and I'm glad we're moving in that direction first," he said.
"We've never had a master plan for the whole city to decide on where developments should, or should not, occur.
"With the playground, we have all these different groups wanting the playground in different areas, and we really need the master plan completed first - and that's what's happening."
He said council had already commenced the process.
"We're just going out to tenders for the company to develop the master plan. They have to do a lot of community consultation so that's going to take quite some time yet," Cr Murray said.