Getting a PIM
A Project Information Memorandum (PIM) is a Council report, which may be requested as part of the Building Consent process under the Building Act 2004.
A PIM is a report about a specific building proposal on a specific site, providing information about land and about the requirements of other Acts that might be relevant to the proposed building work.
A PIM will provide either:
Confirmation that building work may be done, subject to the requirements of the building consent and other necessary authorizations; or
Notification that other authorizations or information is required before gaining building consent approval.
A PIM provides:
Heritage status and special features such as natural hazards
Details of water, stormwater or wastewater utility systems which relate to your proposed building work or to your building site
Network utility information such as vehicle access
Applications/approvals that you may need before you can start the construction process, occupy the building or start commercial operation
A certificate detailing Resource Management Act requirements (where applicable)
The Council always issues a PIM for a project before a building consent can be processed.