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Minilya Exmouth Road Road upgrades

Exmouth, Ningaloo


  • Road

    Project type
  • $14m

    Total budget
  • Under Construction

    Project phase
  • Main Roads WA

    Lead agency
  • 90

    Jobs supported
  • Mid 2021

    Start date

    Mid 2022

    End date

Two sections of the Minilya-Exmouth Road, which was built in 1964 and provides access to the iconic Ningaloo Reef, will be upgraded.

The road is in need of widening and resurfacing to meet an increase in tourism demand. 

The project will help prepare the region for a rare total solar eclipse in April 2023 which is anticipated to draw 10,000 to 50,000 eclipse chasers to Exmouth. 


  • Improved amenities for visitors to the region
  • Increased safety for road users, particularly during the wet season
  • More commercial opportunities

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