A project information memorandum (PIM) is a memorandum issued by us under sections 32-35 of the Building Act 2004 which sets out information relevant to your building work.
This is information on special land features, including potential:
A PIM also identifies any additional approvals required such as under the:
The memorandum also includes
(1) confirmation, subject to other provisions of the Building Act that you may carry out the building work subject to:
(2) copies of other information that may have some design impact on your proposed building work such as:
Important: A PIM does not give any form of approval under the District Plan or Building Act. Contact us or your own planning adviser 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 a building consent to avoid possible expensive changes to your proposal.
No, PIM’s are voluntary. They may be applied for separately or in combination with your building consent.
You can apply via the online portal - using the Application for Building Consent & PIM, and choosing PIM only application
All applications must be accompanied by the following documents:
We'll issue your PIM in 20 working days of receiving your application.
Providing all fees are paid, the PIM will be sent to you when it is issued.
If the PIM is applied for with the building consent, the timeframe for issue of both is 20 working days.