In October 2010, National Treasury approved more than R48 million for the development of a community commercial park at Mlungisi. Construction started October 2011 and doors opened to the public in early 2014. 

The aim of the project is to provide a variety of essential community based retail services to Mlungisi residents and surrounding areas. Services include a satellite post office, a municipal pay point; community library, multipurpose community hall; and retail section, including a supermarket, market area, restaurant, hair salon, hardware store and clothing store. Additionally the centre has an entertainment area such as an amphitheatre and parking area.