The Hamilton-Auckland (H2A) Corridor is a new partnership between the Crown, Iwi, and local government to enable sustainable growth between two of our fastest growing cities. Ernst will update our members and stakeholders on the progress made since its formal announcement at the Building Nations Symposium last August.
Ernst works across New Zealand on urban growth management partnerships and regional spatial plans. Ernst is an economist and urban planner with 30 years of experience in local government, central government, private sector and academia across New Zealand. Before joining the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development Ernst was the Director Auckland for the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment, the Director Auckland & Northland for the NZ Transport Agency (where he also held the role as GM Strategy & Performance) and a Director at Auckland Transport.