Project Information Memorandum (PIM)

This page explains what a Project Information Memorandum (PIM) is, how you apply for a PIM from Porirua City Council and what information it will tell you.

What is a PIM?

A Project Information Memorandum (PIM) will provide you with information relevant to the design, construction, and alteration or proposed new building work that is within Council's knowlege.

Note:  A PIM is no longer mandatory under changes to the New Zealand Building Act 2004, but you may still request a PIM either prior to submitting a building consent or included with your building consent application.

Your PIM will provide you with information relevant to the design, construction, and alteration or proposed new building that is within its knowledge.

This will generally include each special feature of the land (if any) that is known to Council and is not apparent from the District Plan including:

  • Potential natural hazards e.g., flood risk.
  • The likely presence of hazardous contaminants.
  • The wind zone.
  • Any heritage status information.
  • Details of any existing storm or wastewater utility systems or other underground services.
  • Vehicle crossing requirements.
  • Any requirement for notification to be made to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust under the Building Act 2004.
  • Any other information required under the Building Act 2004.

Applying for a PIM

Print the Application for Building Consent form. 

You may apply for your PIM separately or jointly with your Building Consent application.

Your application must be complete and provide all information required. 

Submit your application to Council’s Customer Services Centre, 16 Cobham Court or post to PO box 50218, Porirua.

Council must determine whether or not to issue a Project Information Memorandum within 20 working days from the date on which your application was made unless the application is paused for further information.

Links to more PIM information

Legislation:

Porirua City Council links: