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.
A PIM will provide information about a proposed building
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.
- Site vehicular access restrictions during construction work.
- Vehicle crossing requirements.
- Any requirement for notification to be made to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust under the Building Act 2004.
- Notification of any Development contribution payable.
- Any other information required under the Building Act 2004.
Applications must be in the proper form
You may print off and use the Application for Building Consent and/or PIM form from the Building Consent Forms link below. A PIM and Building Consent Compliance Guidance Notes form is available from the same page to assist you.
You may apply for your PIM separately or jointly with your Building Consent application.
Your application must be complete and provide all information required. If it is not complete, Council will suspend the application and it may be returned for the required information to be provided.
Make your PIM application to Council
Submit your application to Council’s Customer Services Centre. Electronic applications will not be accepted.
Project Information Memorandum decisions must be made in due time
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 suspended for further information.
Links to more PIM information
Porirua City Council links: