A man has been charged following an investigation into a suspicious package found in Batemans Bay earlier this year.
Shortly after 8.30am on Monday 4 March police were alerted to a suspicious package in a garden bed of a shopping centre on Orient Street.
Officers from South Coast Police District immediately cordoned off and evacuated the area, before specialist officers attended and rendered the item safe. The item was seized and forensically examined.
Following extensive inquiries, detectives attended a Batemans Bay home on Tuesday and spoke with a 32-year-old man.
On Wednesday the man was issued a Future Court Attendance notice for the offence of leave an article with intent to cause alarm.
He is due to appear at Batemans Bay Local Court on July 22.