A Project Information Memorandum (PIM) is a report issued by Council under section 32 of the Building Act 2004, by Council, prior to or in conjunction with a building consent. A PIM report provides information known to the Council which is relevant to your building proposal e.g. location of services, compliance with zoning ordinances in the Buller District Plan. A PIM will also advise whether any other consents are required e.g. a resource consent.
PIMs are not mandatory. You need to identify on the consent application form whether a PIM is required or not.
For projects on difficult sites or larger projects, such as new commercial or industrial buildings a PIM may prove very useful in establishing the feasibility and design of your project and may prevent delays and reduce costs in the design of your proposal before getting to the building consent stage.
You will need to provide information on the following: