A project information memorandum (PIM) is not compulsory, but we strongly recommend you apply for one as early as you can, when you are planning your project.
A PIM is a council-prepared report containing information on special land features and regulatory requirements likely to impact on your project.
The PIM will tell you if you need approvals under other legislation such as:
- Resource Management Act
- Fire Evacuation scheme
- Heritage New Zealand approval.
The PIM will also tell you about service connections and provide information about the land on which you want to build. It will give designers the information they need to comply with Council requirements and to produce accurate drawings.
Having a PIM can save time and unexpected obstacles during the building consent process.
If you do not have a device for making an online application, please view the “In person” option.