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The design of the Waterfront West Park draws on the spirit and tradition of Sydney's harbourside parks and gardens, which define the identity of our city.

What does "draws on" here mean?
The desigN carries on the spirit and tradition of ...?
  • Thomas Tompion

    Senior Member
    English - England
    It means that it draws (the image is of drawing (taking) water from a well) inspiration; it takes as its aesthetic template the harbourside. The design tries to blend with the spirit of the appearance of the harbour.
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