Project Information Memorandum (PIM)
A project information memorandum (PIM) is a report prepared by Greater Wellington under the Building Act 2004 (the Act). A PIM details the information a council knows about site where the proposed dam is to be constructed or an existing dam is altered. You will need to apply for a PIM from both Greater Wellington and the city or district council, responsible for the area where the work is proposed.
A PIM contains information about special features of the site. Information may include natural hazards, soil types, resource consent requirements, hydrological information, and protection under Historic Places Act etc.
Greater Wellington is required to process a PIM application within 20 working days of receiving an application, or within 10 days after receiving any additional information that was requested.
In order to process a PIM application, your application needs to include some basic information including:
Depending on the scale of your proposed works, the best time to apply for a PIM is in the early design stages of your project. The information supplied in the PIM can help ensure your dam is designed appropriately.
The PIM’s from GW and the local council will need to be supplied to Waikato Regional Council with your building consent application.