Batemans Bay Police have praised the efforts of detectives after an alleged bomb hoax which shut off Batemans Bay CBD on March 4.
On Wednesday, July 10, police charged a 32-year-old man with leaving an article with intent to cause alarm.
Batemans Bay Inspector Angela Burnell said the South Coast Police District detectives conducted a thorough investigation.
She praised the efforts of police on the day.
She said council workers were cleaning up rubbish when they noticed the bag and called emergency services.
"We congratulate the council workers who brought this to our attention," she said.
"They did exactly what they should have done to ensure public safety."