The Maylands Samphire flats have been historically modified through the clearing of native vegetation, residential development and the digging of drainage lines. These activities have altered the site through the fragmentation of samphire communities, changed topography, introducing weed species and changed hydrological conditions
Analysis of vegetation health indicated that the site consist of excellent condition saltmarsh, bordered by degraded areas along the edge of the samphire with a high density of weeds.
In 2012 the Friends of Maylands samphires began volunteering their time to help manage the samphire flats. Members of this community group have undertaken several on-ground works including weeding and revegetation of the saltmarsh. This group have also been awarded several grants to undertake weed control and propagate plants from seeds collected at the site.
In 2020 the City commissioned a 10 year management plan for the site. This plan aims to guide the future restoration works for the site.