Water main pipes are still being found at two Sydney beaches and a local council says it is concerned about the safety of the pipes.

    The council’s environmental and water protection manager, Mike Breen, says the pipes have not been properly inspected and have not received the appropriate attention.

    “It’s not uncommon for pipes to get damaged, but the nature of these pipes is quite different to what we’ve seen on other beaches,” he said.

    In a statement to news.com, the council said it had contacted the Department of Environmental Protection and it was working with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau and the NSW Department of Primary Industries to investigate the issue.

    NSW Environment Minister Chris Hartcher has said he has instructed his Department to work with the local authorities and ensure that all pipes in the area are inspected and properly installed.

    ABC/wiresTopics:environment,environmental-impact,environment,surrey-4000,sydney-2000,wodonga-3880,nsw,brisbane-4000First posted November 05, 2019 12:59:47Contact Matt DicksonMore stories from New South Wales