Project Information Memorandum
What is a Project Information Memorandum (PIM)?
- Avulsion (removal of land by water action).
- Falling debris.
- Alluvium (the deposit of silt from flooding).
- The presence of hazardous contaminants which are likely to be relevant to the design, construction or alteration of your proposed building which are known to Council.
- Details of water, stormwater or waste water utility systems which may relate to your project or site will also be included (where applicable).
- Resource Management Act requirements.
- Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga (heritage buildings / sites).
- New Zealand Fire Service Commission.
- The requirements of the building consent and Building Act; and
- Any other necessary authorisations being obtained such as a Resource Consent.
Important: A PIM does not give any form of approval under the District Plan or Building Act, or
authorisation to commence work. You should contact the Council Planner to determine that your
proposal complies with the District Plan. If it does not, and Resource Consent is required, you are
strongly advised to obtain this before seeking building consent to avoid possible expensive changes
to your proposal.
Do I have to apply for a PIM?
How do I apply for a PIM?
You can submit, manage and track applications for your PIM and/or building consent from anywhere, at any time though our online services page.
Our Building Consent application link will allow you to select if you want to lodge either a PIM or Building Consent or a single application for both a PIM and Building Consent.
How long does it take?
How much does it cost?
What do I do with my received PIM?
A copy of the PIM should be given to your designer so that they can use this information to ensure
that the building design is appropriate for the land on which you intend to build.
What happens if I do not apply for a project information memorandum?
How to arrange contact with our building team
How long will it take us to respond?
Page reviewed: 05 Jun 2019 12:56pm