Planning and managing the built environments of large, rapidly growing cities in a manner that delivers sustainable, liveable, resilient and equitable urban development constitutes one of the grand challenges facing contemporary societies. Precinct Information Modelling (PIM) is emerging as a critical platform for more effective planning, design and management of relevant spatial data at that scale. A PIM digital platform is designed to effectively support all the operations depicted in the precinct performance assessment framework. The proposed PIM schema extends the version of the international standard for building information to include new infrastructure and cadastral entities. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) emerged in the 1970s, followed more recently by Building Information Modelling (BIM) to cater for the needs of planners and architects respectively. Urban design spans planning and architecture as well as the GIS-BIM information and modelling environments, operating primarily at neighbourhood/precinct scale.