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Project Information Memorandum (PIM)

What is a PIM?

A PIM provides information about the special features (e.g. natural hazards) of the land on which building work is proposed and any other land likely to affect or be affected by the proposed building work. It also provides information that is relevant to the proposed building work. Information may include -

  1. the heritage status of the building
  2. details on any existing stormwater and/or wastewater utility systems
  3. applicable legislative requirements (e.g. a resource consent is required for the proposed building work)

Who can apply for a PIM?

The owner(s) or an authorised agent of the owners can apply to the relevant council (i.e. territorial authority) for a PIM when the owners are considering carrying out building work where a building consent is required.

When to apply for a PIM?

Although it is not mandatory to apply for a PIM, it is highly recommended to obtain a PIM early on in the design phase and well in advance of applying for a building consent.

This is especially so for significant projects as such a building project for the construction of a new house and for projects where there is a reasonable amount uncertainty.

How to apply for a PIM?

For the application form, please see here or alternatively, please use the relevant application form in the AlphaOne system.

For information on how to submit an application, please see the information under the headings ‘Waikato Building Consent Group Councils’ ‘and ‘Steps for Paper or Email submissions’ on here.

For council fees for the PIM application, please see the fees schedule on the relevant council website.

For more information about PIM, please see the following links -

  • MBIE information is here
  • Hamilton City Council information is here
  • Waikato District Council information is here