What a difference a week makes.
On Tuesday morning, the city woke to find North Wollongong beach strewn with debris and litter washed down from creeks onto the sand.
Clean-up teams spent last week collecting more than 30 bags of plastic waste - mostly made up of plastic bottles - on the 200-metre strip of beach near Puckeys Estate.
But on Sunday, the beach was back to its best.
"Conditions are fine out there at the moment, the water's pretty clear," Surf Life Saving Illawarra duty officer Lachlan Pritchard said.
"The only issue is a bit of seaweed about due to the big seas."
Meanwhile, work continues on cleaning up Bulli High School.
The school was hit hard by the floods on Monday night with many of the buildings on school grounds damaged by water.
The affected buildings include the administration building, maths rooms, industrial arts rooms, music rooms, special education classroom, senior study room, canteen and old gymnasium.
The damage was so severe it forced the school's closure on Tuesday.
On Wednesday it opened for senior students, using makeshift classrooms while classes for junior students were abandoned for the week.
From Monday the school will be open for all years and relieving principal Lou Tome said all students were expected to be at class.
"While the school does not have the use of all classrooms, a timetable has been constructed that utilises all available spaces including the school hall, gym and library," Mr Tome said.
"The canteen will be open and also operating from a different part of the school."
Buses will also operate as normal. Mr Tome said further advice would be provided by the school's website and local media.