THIS year's Tamworth NAIDOC march will step off from its traditional starting point, Viaduct Park, with a slightly shorter route available for the elderly and less mobile.
At the time, police presented the Tamworth NAIDOC Committee with two route options, with the committee picking the shorter option to cater for Elders, people with disabilities and the elderly.
However, a breakdown in communication between the committee and the local community left many in the dark.
Tamworth NAIDOC Committee chair Harry Cutmore said this year, the march would have options to cater for everyone.
"Rest assured it is starting from Viaduct Park," Mr Cutmore said.
"There is also the option for a shorter march, so people can join from the car park next to the Court House hotel.
"If elders and anyone with a disability want to marshal there, we will have some there, and they can join the march from that point.
"They'll be able to walk straight out in to it. It just reduces the march up Peel Street a bit for those people."
The controversy around the march saw people turn out in droves to support it, and the city record its largest ever NAIDOC parade.
Mr Cutmore is hoping for another big turn out.
The march steps off at 9.30am on Friday, heading along Peel Street and finishing at Bicentennial Park, where a family fun day will be held with a range of activities.